In memory of Dionysian Mysteries
About the wine
In the homeland of Oeneus, in underground cellars, the vineyard Merlot must turns into wine and ages. It is a wine of intense colour, fresh fruit, soft tannines, refreshing acidity, and a chocolate-like finish. To be continued in your glasses.
Recommended drinking temperature: 16-18 °C
About the Region
Town: Amfilochia (in the northwestern part of Aetolia-Acarnania in Greece)
The Greek tradition in wine dates back at least 3000 years. The significance of the Acarnanian earth in high quality wine making was already mentioned in ancient Greek mythology. Oeneus, king of the city Calydon (in modern Aetolia-Acarnania), is said to have introduced wine making in the area. According to a legend he received the initial branch of grapevine from god Dionysus himself.
Why 392 numbered bottles
Persecution of pagans under Theodosius I
The Persecution of pagans under Theodosius I began in 381 after the first couple of years of his reign as co-emperor in the eastern part of the Roman Empire. Between 389 and 391 he issued the “Theodosian decrees,” which established a practical ban on paganism.
In 392 he became emperor of the whole empire. From this moment until the end of his reign in 395, while pagans remained outspoken in their demands for toleration, he authorized or participated in the destruction of many temples, holy sites, images and objects of piety throughout the empire in actions by Christians against major pagan sites.
He issued a comprehensive law that prohibited any public pagan ritual, and was particularly oppressive of Manicheans. He is likely to have suppressed the Ancient Olympic Games, whose last record of celebration is 393.
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