"blending wine and water in the mixing-bowls"
Krater (mixing bowl) for mixing water and wine. Red-figure. 450–425 BC
Creative Commons AttributionKrater (mixing bowl) for mixing water and wine. Red-figure. 450–425 BC - Credit: Marie-Lan Nguyen/Wikimedia Commons
The ancient Greeks considered it barbaric and vulgar to drink wine undiluted. They diluted their wine with water, usually to a ratio of 1:3.