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Ancient greek colony town (also Cremissa), which is located in the place of today's place Cirò in the Italian region Calabria was. According to legend, the wine from this area served the Olympic champions. Here is the DOC wine today Ciro generated. That the variety used for it Gaglioppo already in this antique wine However, it is a very unlikely hypothesis. The Greek philosopher Epiktet (138-50 BC) gave the following instructions on the wine enjoyment of ancient athletes:

"You want to win the Olympics? Consider what comes before and after, and then get to work. You have to submit to strict discipline and certain food; You must avoid treats, take a hard training in heat and cold on you. You are not allowed to drink fresh drinks or wine at will; In short, you have to give yourself completely into the hands of your trainer, like those of a doctor. In combat you have to do hard work, and maybe you twist your hand or ankle. You have to swallow a lot of dust, maybe you even get to feel the whip and maybe you lose in spite of everything. Consider everything well, and if you still want, then athlete will ".

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