The history of wine


The history of wine
in ancient Greece


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 conjured 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 dating back to the  5th century BC, which  is considered to be the first wine law and it regulated issues concerning harvest and sales. The earliest written evidence for transporting wine by sea is given by Homer in the Iliad. Ancient Greeks -as  wine lovers- used a wide variety of vessels associated with the use and transfer of wine,  such as amphoras, craters, cups, kantharous  etc.

Greek Recipe: Cretan recipe "Papa-Manolis"

Combines well with Douloufakis wine "Aspros Lagos red".

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Wine bottling

It is the last stage of the production process and includes all the steps of the bottling line.

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Cretan grape variety Vidiano

Cretan indigenous variety, revived due to the restless efforts of young winemakers. It is cultivated mainly in the area of Heraklion. 

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