Dionysus


…was the god of wine in Greek mythology. After coming into contact with Greek culture, the Romans adopted Dionysus as their god of wine, but they called him Bacchus. Some stories about Dionysus tell of month long sessions of merrymaking and of drinking too much wine while other stories tell us that the Greeks believed that Dionysus taught people farming techniques, especially those related to growing grapes and making wine.The Greeks also dedicated the great theatre in Athens to Dionysus.

“Nothing more excellent or valuable than wine has ever been granted by the gods to man.”


Plato (427-347 B.C.)

Dionysian


“Wine is light held together by moisture.”


Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

Dionysian


“Wine is the intellectual  part of the meal, meats are the material part.”


Alexander Dumas (1824-1895)

Dionysian

“In Vino Veritas”

North  American Branch