A brooch depicting Bacchus (the Roman god of wine and revelry, Dionysus in ancient Greek mythology), in deep salmon-colored Mediterranean coral. Presented atop a golden frame ornamented with sinuous vines of grape leaves and a pair of carved coral flowers, from late-nineteenth~early-twentieth century Italy.
Dionysus cabin (Denise is a female given name. It is one of the feminine forms of the masculine name Dennis. The name Denise is said to be of French origin, though its root names are Dionysius in Greek and Dionysia in Latin. Dionysius is the pagan God of wine, and the name Denise means "to be devoted to Bacchus)
In Greek mythology Maenads [MEE-nads] were female worshippers of Dionysus, the Greek god of mystery, wine and intoxication. The word literally translates as ‘raving ones.’ They were known as wild, insane women who could not be reasoned with. The mysteries of Dionysus inspired the women to ecstatic frenzy; they indulged in copious amounts of violence, bloodletting, sex and self-intoxication and mutilation. They were usually pictured as crowned with vine leaves, clothed in fawnskins and…
The grape variety called Grenache is one of the most widely planted red wine grapes in the world. It is probably originated from Spain, where is widely diffused. Today can be found mainly – but not only - in the south of France, California and Australia.