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 Griechenland

Griechenland

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Griechenland
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The Greek wine history began as it were with a fling of the chief god Zeus with the beautiful Semele (daughter of Harmonia, Goddess of concord), of the birth of Dionysus led, the god of wine. The Ancient wines Greece is one of the "cradles of European wine culture". As early as the Mycenaean civilization in the 16th century BC (Mycenae = northeastern Peloponnese) there was viticulture, whereupon discovered Amphora point. Wine was an important part of the Drinking culture of everyday life. The Greeks are among the very first in which wine to prominence as a valuable commodity.

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