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What does the Latin phrase "Vino vendibili hedera non opus est" mean?

Question #147094. Asked by chabenao1.
Last updated Oct 12 2019.
Originally posted Oct 12 2019 12:14 AM.

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Literally, it translates as "Ivy is not needed for a popular wine". In other words, something of real quality doesn't need lots of promotion.
Vino vendibili hedera non opus est.
A popular wine needs no ivy.
A good product needs no special advertising. The ivy was sacred to Bacchus, and its bush was displayed as a sign outside Roman taverns. Bacchus was an ancient Greek and Roman god of wine and revelry. Earlier Greeks called him Dionysus.


Response last updated by looney_tunes on Oct 12 2019.
Oct 12 2019, 1:43 AM
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