Wine festival

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Annual wine festivals celebrate viticulture and usually occur after the harvest of the grapes which mainly is at the end of September until well into October. They are common in most wine regions around the world and are to be considered in the tradition of other harvest festivals. The oldest known cultivation of wine took place in the ancient Egypt. The knowledge was passed on from there along the mediterreanen sea where over the nowaday territories of Israel, Turkey, Greece it reached Etruria and Rome. Although already the Egyptians god Osiris was dedicated to wine the oldest historically documented wine festivals can be traced back to the Greek celebrations for their wine god Dionysos. Until the very day drinking wine in company is the center of all wine festivals. It usually goes along with regional foods and music.

Fields of Grape Vines
16th century wine press

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The grape, and the extraction of the juice to produce wine, have become meaningful parts of mankind's history that is more than a food or drink. It is both rich in flavor, nutrients, and an icon symbolizing virtues used in religion and culture. Although the alcohol content could lead to intoxication, the festivals embody the enlightened spirit of mankind.

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Beaujolais Nouveau

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