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Divine Vintage: Following the Wine Trail from Genesis to the Modern Age

Autor Joel Butler, Randall Heskett
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 13 noi 2012


Winner of the Gourmand Wine Books prize for 'Best Drinks Writing Book' in the UK
A fascinating journey through ancient wine country that reveals the drinking habits of early Christians, from Abraham to Jesus.
Wine connoisseur Joel Butler teamed up with biblical historian Randall Heskett for a remarkable adventure that travels the biblical wine trail in order to understand what kinds of wines people were drinking 2,000 to 3,500 years ago. Along the way, they discover the origins of wine, unpack the myth of Shiraz, and learn the secrets of how wine infiltrated the biblical world. This fascinating narrative is full of astounding facts that any wine lover can take to their next tasting, including the myths of the Phoenician, Greek, Roman, and Jewish wine gods, the emergence of kosher wine, as well as the use of wine in sacrifices and other rites. It will also take a close a look at contemporary modern wines made with ancient techniques, and guide the reader to experience the wines Noah (the first wine maker ) Abraham, Moses and Jesus drank.

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780230112438
ISBN-10: 0230112439
Pagini: 288
Ilustrații: Plus two 8 pp. color inserts
Dimensiuni: 185 x 254 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.73 kg
Ediția:New.
Editura: St. Martin's Press
Locul publicării:Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Descriere

From Shiraz to Chardonnay, wine has been an essential part of the Jewish and Christian religious experience for millennia. These early traditions continue to influence today's robust wine connoisseurs offering a fascinating history and an assortment of varieties to discover. Here, wine expert Joel Butler teams up with biblical historian Randall Heskett for a remarkable adventure that explores the drinking habits of biblical figures 3,500 to 2,000 years ago. Along the way, they discover the truth behind how wine infiltrated the biblical world and astounding facts that any wine lover can take to their next tasting, including:* why the Fertile Crescent was the birthplace of wine* how the expansion of the Roman Empire resulted in the first wine connoisseurs* the myths of the Phoenician, Greek, Roman, and Jewish wine gods* how wine came to be used in sacrifices and other rites* why Jesus's first miracle was turning water into wineDivine Vintage also takes a close look at wines made with ancient techniques, and guides readers on how they too can experience these ancient wines today.


Notă biografică

Joel Butler is only the second resident Master of Wine in the US. He is currently the president of the Institute of Masters of Wine, North America, Ltd., and has been a highly regarded wine judge for decades, most recently as a Senior Judge at the International Wine Challenge, and Decanter World Wine Awards in London. Butlerhas writtenon wine for The Los Angeles Times, The Sunday Times, The Independentand numerous wine publications. He has worked as a wine maker as well as a buyer for restaurants, retail, and distribution. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Randall Heskett is an independent biblical scholar witha Ph.D. in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.He has taught at the University of Toronto, Queen’s University, and Denver Seminary, among others. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.


Caracteristici

Full of interesting facts and stories about the ancients and their wines, this is a great gift for the wine lover
Joel Butler is a Master of Wine who has worked at every level of the wine industry. Teamed up with renowned biblical scholar Randall Heskett, this book will appeal to both ancient history and wine aficionados
This paperback original will be beautifully designed and at the smaller trim size its perfect to take to your next wine tasting
Winner of the Gourmand Wine Books prize for 'Best Drinks Writing Book' in the UK