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The archaeologists discovered seeds of grape in Greek cavern dated in 12.000 b. C
This means that the vine was known that epoch and the vine-products for use.
From the Homeric epics, Iliada and Odysseia, from Aristotle in Physical and
Meteorological, from Athinagoras, from Ploutarhos, from Aristophanes, from Theokritos,
from Arrianos and the other ancient Greeks we are informed of the words that
they used for the vine and the derivatives of vine.
‘ampelos’ - the v-ine
'o-inos' - the w-ine  
‘omfax’ - the sour g-rape
‘votrys’ - the bunch of g-rape
‘rax’ - the g-rape
‘sporos’ - the spore, seed, sperm
‘tryx’ - the ripe g-rapes with stum
‘sapros’ - the putrescent, the overripe
‘lamptyr’ - the lamp ( a tripod where they put firebrands)
‘ambyx’ - the al-embic
From the word ‘rax’ we have the words g-rape, raki, arak .
From the words ‘lamptyr’ or ‘ambyx’ we have the word alembic.
From the words ‘tryx’ and ‘sapra’ we have the word tsipouro.
But it is better to leave the linguists to answer.

''as the goddess announced, she was given a dinner,
bringing ambrosia and red nectar'' (OD.E93)

Tantalos, the king of Frigias was prepossessing of Olympus gods.
He participated at dinners and symposiums of them.
They eating and drinking ambrosia and nectar.
Concealedly from the gods, he gave to mortals ambrosia - nectar and the knowledge to made and used these.
The gods punished him in eternal hunger and thirst.

We don't know exactly when people began to distil .
From Meteorological of Aristotle we learn that they took drinkable water from seawater with distillation.
They also prepared medicines and cosmetics with distillation.
Isiodos inform us, that they made distillation of mercury in ''ambyx'' at seventh century b.c.

It is known to all of us, that from the epoch of indigenous Pelasgic Greeks, the wine was high-alcoholic and it had need water - down, in order to they enjoy it at the symposiums.
It is also known that they used herbs with wine for preservative and pharmaceutical aims.

The ''ritinitis wine'' , '' the Retsina'' for the better preservative of wine and as diuretic, adversely at headache, dysentery, dropsy.
The ''Roitis'' wine with pomegranates, as diuretic, delightful, adversely at fevers.
The ''Melititis'', ''Mandragoritis'', ''Kydonitis'', ''Saprias'', ''Kedritis'' and many others.
Are the mortals satisfied that epoch with the wine and the various mixture that they made for alimentary and parmaceutical aims?
Yes! somebodies say to us. No! somebodies say to us.

Athinaios informs us at verse 31.E. ''the ancient Greeks made a spirit with herbs and they named it trimma''  

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