The wine since ancient years
The ancient Greeks considered wine as an integral part of their lives. Dionysus was the god of wine and feasts were organized in his honour. They had devised many myths associated with wine. The enormous economic importance of wine in ancient times led to legislative protection. In the museum of Thassos there is a law engraved in marble from the 5th century BC which is considered the first wine law and it regulated issues concerning the harvest and sales. The earliest written evidence for transporting wine by sea is given by Homer in the Iliad. The ancient Greeks as wine lovers used a wide variety of vessels associated with the use and transfer of the wine such as amphoras, craters, cups, kantharous etc.