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Who is the Greek God of wine?

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Known primarily for tempting men, women, and other gods out of themselves by intoxicating them, Dionysos represents the fine line between the liberation that comes with something as delicious and ‘medicinal’ as wine, and the intoxication that can cause it to unravel a person if consumed in excess.

When it comes to Dionysus, he rarely stays in one place; he’s known for wandering far and wide, often followed by his worshippers in a state of drunken revelry; it’s said the group bring the gift of wine wherever they go. Dionysus’ wanderings take him beyond Greece to Turkey and into Asia, and many modern scholars are of the opinion that ancient Greeks believed wine could be made wherever grapevines could be found.

An image of the statue of Aphrodite.

Who is Aphrodite?

We cannot talk about the Greek gods without mentioning Aphrodite, whose name a direct inspiration for our Greek sparkling rosé’s name. Aphrodite is an ancient Greek goddess associated with love, lust, passion, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. She is one of the most mesmerising of the 12 Greek Olympians, with origins shrouded in mystery, and at least 16 children.

In many stories, Aphrodite emerges on a seashell from the foam of the ocean as the daughter of Uranus, Greek god of the sky. In others, she is the daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Dione.

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How is Aphrodite depicted, and what symbols are associated with her?

Aphrodite is almost always shown as a beautiful young woman, and often stands with roses, doves, seashells, swans, sparrows, and myrtles. In many images, she’s wearing a girdle, which is a type of belt; this one is designed specifically to increase others’ attraction to the wearer.