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

Divine Vintage: Following the Wine Trail from Genesis to the Modern Age | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it

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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China investigating EU wine | European Voice

China investigating EU wine | European Voice | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
China has formally launched an investigation into allegations that European producers are selling wine at below cost and enjoy unfair subsidies. The Chinese authorities say that it will spend the next 12 months, possibly 18 ...
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Summer Wine Pairings - YumSugar

Summer Wine Pairings - YumSugar | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
As you start to assemble your grocery list for the holiday weekend, don't forget one element that's just as important as the food: your beverages of choice. Although beer might be the instinctive beverage when planning a ...
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Why Europe is still the best place for wine-touring - CNN Travel

Why Europe is still the best place for wine-touring - CNN Travel | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
CNN Travel Why Europe is still the best place for wine-touring CNN Travel New and Old World wines have been slugging it out with increasing ferocity ever since the popping of corks from Australian, South African and South American wines became...
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French chateau inspired famous Versailles, yet is overlooked by tourists - Edmonton Journal

French chateau inspired famous Versailles, yet is overlooked by tourists - Edmonton Journal | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
French chateau inspired famous Versailles, yet is overlooked by tourists Edmonton Journal But the real jewel in the crown for those who prefer a less touristy but equally breathtaking experience is a more intimate, much smaller chateau called...
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Jason Wise captures the ballet of wine tasting on film in 'Somm' | The ...

Jason Wise captures the ballet of wine tasting on film in 'Somm' | The ... | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
The idea came about when he saw a group of young would-be sommeliers tasting wine silently and wanted to set it to music. But the making the film taught him about the seriousness and, well, non-BS-ness, of becoming a ...
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Villa Puccini Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano: Wine Buy of the Week - Plain Dealer

Villa Puccini Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano: Wine Buy of the Week - Plain Dealer | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Villa Puccini Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano: Wine Buy of the Week
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Medium-red to black in color, it introduces itself with fragrant aromas of cherries and oak.
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6 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Gin

6 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Gin | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Martini Spash (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 1) It Has A Fuzzy Definition When you’re dealing with most types of spirits, the definition doesn't leave much much wiggle room in.

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So you think you've got a nose for good wine? Think again - The Japan Times

So you think you've got a nose for good wine? Think again - The Japan Times | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
So you think you've got a nose for good wine?
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Croatia: a wine-tasting holiday by bike - The Guardian

Croatia: a wine-tasting holiday by bike - The Guardian | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
The Guardian Croatia: a wine-tasting holiday by bike The Guardian Croatia's pretty north-western peninsula of Istria, on the Italian and Slovenian borders, is a pastoral expanse of ancient forests, traditional villages and gently rolling farmland...
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What's in a name? Plenty. - The Telegram

What's in a name? Plenty. - The Telegram | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
What's in a name? Plenty.
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The low-yielding touriga nacional has small berries and therefore a higher skin to pulp ratio which results in more intense aromatics, colour, and tannins. It is the backbone of any blend.
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Expert Wine Tasters Often Don’t Get It Right

Expert Wine Tasters Often Don’t Get It Right | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Experts couldn't recognize a wine that was served to them 3 times from the same bottle, giving it different scores each time.
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Grape or Place? | The Wine Hub

Grape or Place? By Luiz on July 1, 2013 in #winelover. Are you a true #winelover? Can you tell if the names below are grape varieties or places (appellations)? Abbuoto. Abona. Abouriou. Aegean. Affile.
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Wine-Infused Popcorn Makes Snacking So Much More Classy ...

Wine-Infused Popcorn Makes Snacking So Much More Classy ... | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Can you think of a better name for wine-infused popcorn than Populence? While the company sells a few different flavors, their newest are boozy treats indeed. You can choose between Pinot Noir Drizzle and Sauvignon ...
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7 Traits of the World's Most Expensive Wine (video) - Wine Folly

7 Traits of the World's Most Expensive Wine (video) - Wine Folly | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Here are 7 things you don't know about the world's most expensive wine. Watch the video and see pictures of the most high priced wines. If you had an unlimited budget for wine, what would you buy?
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Tour De France - A Wine Lover's Guide - Huffington Post UK (blog)

Tour De France - A Wine Lover's Guide - Huffington Post UK (blog) | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Tour De France - A Wine Lover's Guide Huffington Post UK (blog) Made with the local Tannat grape, this is a heavy red wine, with grippy tannins and good black fruits, which really cuts through the richness of the local cassoulet or duck confit the...
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By: RobinC

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Doing blind tastings at home is the best education I’ve had. I find that I am very easily influenced by the judgments of wine critics, and when I taste before I read them it forces me to think for myself and be honest.
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Break out of your wine routine - Bradenton Herald

Break out of your wine routine - Bradenton Herald | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Break out of your wine routine Bradenton Herald Having been forewarned that this 2007 Collepiano contained a significant amount of tannins, I paired it with a grilled bone-in rib-eye steak because it is a fatty cut of beef and the tannins cut...
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"Which wine should I like?" she asked

"Which wine should I like?" she asked | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Wine Spectator columnist Matt Kramer is asked by wine newcomer, "What wine should I like?" He attempts to answer by breaking wine down into four categories: fruit wines, soil wines, climate wines and creative wines.

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Tesco and Enotria to produce ‘socially created’ wine

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Tesco and wine importer Enotria have launched a campaign to produce the world’s first socially created wine, which will help the Enaleni Community in South Africa to build a sustainable future.


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Barossa baron was a grape trailblazer - The Australian

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Barossa baron was a grape trailblazer
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The internationally acclaimed winemaker would greet local grape growers with a glass of red, a chat and a slice of metwurst.
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A Taste for Wine: Austria is a hidden gem for European wine - Marion Star

A Taste for Wine: Austria is a hidden gem for European wine - Marion Star | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
A Taste for Wine: Austria is a hidden gem for European wine Marion Star But that was about it, and since then we've haven't broadened our embrace of Austrian wine, much like Wolfgang Puck didn't make us all fall in love with Austrian food and...
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Reds are coming: China wine on the rise - The Australian

Reds are coming: China wine on the rise - The Australian | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it
Reds are coming: China wine on the rise
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Many Chinese dislike wine with strong flavours, tannins or earthy aromas, preferring a smoother taste that is often associated with higher sugar content.
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Wine Spectator is wrong: adding sugar to California wine should remain illegal

Wine Spectator is wrong: adding sugar to California wine should remain illegal | 'Winebanter' | Scoop.it

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