Ancient wine

Ancient wine wasn't like today because it contained more sugar and a slightly higher percentage of alcohol. The Greeks increased the strength and the sweetness with additives such as honey, Aloe vera, thyme, berries, and myrtle. Once ready, it was diluted with water in different mixing ratios, depending on the occasion or the type of guests.
According to Greek legends, Dionysus, the god of fertility, winemaking, wine and enjoyment, gave the grape vines to the people and taught them how to make this drink that stimulates creative energy, love, friendship, fun, and frolic. A toast of undiluted wine was drank to honour the gods.
 
Hippocrates thought that the wine guaranteed good health. A drink known as Hippocrates wine was prepared with the addition of wormwood and burning bush. The Romans adapted this drink from the Greeks by adding leaves of thyme and rosemary. Hippocrates wine was most probably the starting point for vermouth (Ger. Wermut – wormwood), known today as a bittersweet dessert drink with wormwood flavour.
 
Adrijano Nikolić author: Apoxyomenos Gastronomic Story, Lidija Kosmos, BA History and Sociology

 
Antička vina mogu se proizvoditi jedino na prirodan način. Vina proizvedena na taj način sadrže velik broj prirodnih antioksidansa i fitoestrogena. Vino je uvijek čuvar dobroga raspoloženja. I na kraju: In vino veritas.
Kristijan Merkaš, Corporate Head Sommelier, Lošinj Hotels&Villas
 
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Points of sale:
•Boutiqe Hotel Alhambra, Čikat 16, 51550 Mali Lošinj, T: +385 51 260 700, alhambra@losinjhotels.com, www.losinj-hotels.com
•Hotel Bellevue, Uvala Čikat 9, 51550 Mali Lošinj, T: +385 51 679 000, bellevue@losinj-hotels.com,
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•Restaurant Diana, Šetalište dr.A.M.Montesole 2, Mali Lošinj, T: +385 51 232 055,
restoran.diana@jadranka.hr, www.losinj-hotels.com
•Restaurant Punta, Šestavine 13a, 51551 Veli Lošinj, T: +385 51 662 034, punta.restoran@jadranka.hr,
www.losinj-hotels.com
•Restaurant Veli žal, Sunčana uvala 3, 51550 Mali Lošinj, T: +385 51 667 260, veli.zal@jadranka.hr,
www.losinj-hotels.com

 
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