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The word ‘Symposium’ comes from the infinitive ‘Sympinein’ which means ‘to drink together’ (‘syn’ which means ‘together’, ‘pinein>pino’ which means to ‘drink’). As it is revealed by the etymology, the Symposiums were gatherings taking place after meals, where the guests could drink wine for pleasure and start a conversation, accompanied by music, the most times

Sweet, dry, sour, white or black -equivalent of the red wine today- these all are descriptions found in Ancient Greek texts, revealing the leading role of wine in the greek culture for centuries. In Ancient Greece, the ‘symposia’ were intellectual gatherings where the philosophers would gather around a table, discussing and drinking wine, letting the