Time for the next installment of the wine dictionary.  This term doesn’t particularly describe wine elements, but I found it to be an interesting term.

Bacchus – The Roman god of wine, known as Dionysus in ancient Greece; a hybrid white grape from Germany.

Random fact: Dionysus was the name of one of my favorite low-key bars here in Baltimore.  Sadly, it has closed its doors for good as of a few months ago.  If you happen to be in Baltimore and find yourself in Mt. Vernon, City Cafe and Waterstone have relatively impressive, yet affordable wine lists.