Of all achievements of ancient Greece, the Mediterranean diet is among the most widely admired today. Three of its pillars, ancient and modern, are olives, wine and honey. Today, as was thousands of years ago, Greece is a landscape of olive groves and vineyards.
WINE & WINEMAKING
In Greek mythology it is Dionysos who is the god of all the fluid forces of nature and so the god of grape and wine. Dionysos is frequently depicted on pots and drinking cups. Winemaking is as old as the vine in Greece. In ancient times, wine was always mixed with water. Grapes, both white and red, were dried for raisins and pressed for wine either by foot or using a press.