Wine and Mythology: A Journey to the Genesis of Wine

In the origin and evolution of wine history, mythology and legend get mixed up. For example in Egypt the god of wine was Osiris and, for the Sumerians, the goddess Gestin symbolized the “mother of vines”. For the Greeks, wine was a gift from Dionysus, who was called Bacchus by the Romans. In addition the bible states that Noah planted a vineyard after the flood.

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