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

"Do you want to win at the Olympic Games? Think about what comes before and after, and only then get to work. You have to submit to strict discipline and certain diet; You have to avoid goodies, put up with tough training in the heat and cold. You may not drink fresh drinks or wine at will; In short, you have to put yourself completely in the hands of your trainer, like that of a doctor. In combat, you have to do hard work, and maybe you dislocate your hand or ankle. You have to swallow a lot of dust, maybe you even feel the whip and maybe you lose despite everything. Consider everything carefully, and if you still want to, become an athlete ”.

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