Wine: Italian September harvest – a tradition with roots in a Greek myth
Winemaking is an art rooted in our tradition and culture
In Greek mythology, Dionysus was the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness and religious ecstasy. He was also known as Bacchus, the name given him by the Romans, who celebrated through him agriculture and wine.
The story says that Bacchus was the child of Jupiter, whose Greek name is Zeus, the king of the gods, and Semele, a mortal woman, the daughter of king Cadmus of Thebes. Juno, Jupiter’s wife, was very jealous of her unfaithful husband and found out about the affair he had with Semele while she was pregnant.
Read full article published by L’Italo Americano on September 4, 2014 by Giulia Louise Steigerwalt: http://italoamericano.com/story/2014-9-4/Harvest