The famous Greek brandy is named after its founder Spyros Metaxa (1848-1909). In 1880, he and his two brothers acquired extensive vineyards in the best locations in Piraeus in the Attica region. He experimented with blending different wines and began distilling the product so named in 1888. During the construction of the first factory, an ancient coin with the symbol of the "Salamina warrior" was found. The name derives from the famous battle at the island of Salamis in 480 BC, in which the Greek fleet of Themistocles defeated the fleet of the Persian king Xerxes I (519-465 BC). The find was seen "as a sign of divine intervention" and the coin became the company's trademark, emblazoned on every label. As early as 1900, Metaxa was exported to the USA..
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