Athenaeus’ Deipnosophistae is a literary work written around 200 AD which, sadly, has not survived in its entirety. The work is an invaluable guide to the culinary art of Classical Greece as well as to Greek wines. As it is essentially a work of literary and antiquarian research, Deipnosophistae (the Banquet of the Learned) does not only cite wines of its times but wines through all antiquity as well, since it makes mention of numerous, earlier Greek, literary texts which have been lost to us. Using a symposium as his platform, Athenaeus of Naucratis provides information on all the renowned wines of antiquity, on how they were produced, and what the consumer habits of the time were.