With many peoples antiquity there was a god for wine, often in connection with love, joie de vivre, fertility, ecstasy and exuberant drinking pleasure. In the ancient myths and religious works, many of these gods are identified with a corresponding symbol, for example with a wine cup Rebstock or one grape shown. These gods (or famous rulers on an equal footing) brought wine to people as a divine gift.
That's why wine is in almost everyone religions the world a sacred and godly medium, with which one established a relationship with God (or the gods) in a mystical way and also often excessive enjoyment. The most famous wine gods are probably the Roman ones Bacchus and the Greek Dionysos, The most famous gods and revered gods of various peoples in connection with wine are:
There are numerous patrons for viticulture in each country and area wine Saints, See also on the topic below alcohol ban. Bible. Customs in viticulture. Eucharist. church. chalice. altar wine and drinking culture,