GREEK WINES

The wine since ancient years

The history of wine


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.