Homer, the unrivalled bard, lived in the 8th century BC. Through his epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, Homer bestowed on humankind not only unrivalled literary masterpieces but also unique evidence salient to antiquity’s Greek wines. Numerous accounts citing wine in the Homeric epics provide invaluable information on winegrowing, methods and techniques of winemaking, wine commerce, wine consumption, and wine tasting. In describing many of the Greek areas, Homer employs wine-related adjectives such as “ampeloessa” (smothered in vines) or “polystafylos” (abounding in grapes) and cites a number of renowned Greek wines of the time, such as Pramnios and Ismarikos oenos.