Greek geeks, vinous division

Modern-day Greece is an emerging force in the wine world, but a few millennia ago, the Greeks set the standard not only for making it but writing about it. To wit:

• “Bring water, bring wine, boy! Bring flowering garlands to me! Yes, bring them, so that I may try a bout with love.” – Anacreon

Euripedes• “Where there is no wine, there is no love.” – Euripides (left)

• “The peoples of the Mediterranean began to emerge from barbarism when they learnt to cultivate the olive and the vine.” – Thucydides

• “Wine is an appropriate article for mankind, both for the healthy body and for the ailing man.”  – Hippocrates

• “When a man drinks wine at dinner, he begins to be better pleased with himself.” – Plato


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