The Science behind Wine

The Science behind Wine

Victor Hugo: God made only water but man made wine

What is so special about wine? And Why so many people like wine? In this post, I would like to share with my readers some finding I’ve discovered while researching this topic.

In the article The Origin of Wine published in Scientific American, author Brendan Borrell says that wine has been around for over 9,000 years. Basically, its roots go all the to the origin of Western Civilization if not earlier.

According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word wine as we know it today was originated from Latin vinum and Old Church Slavonic vino.

If you familiar with Greek Mythology, you probably heard about Dionysus. Another name he goes by is Bacchus which is derived from Roman Mythology. He is a god of wine and festivity.

Collection of quotes from famous people about wine:

Paulo Coelho: Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.

Charles Baudelaire: One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters…But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.

Galileo Galilei: Wine is sunlight, held together by water

Benjamin Franklin: Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried with fewer tensions and more tolerance.

Thomas Jefferson: By making this wine vine known to the public, I have rendered my country as great a service as if I had enabled it to pay back the national debt…

Below is very important chart that everybody would find useful at some point: