Joel Butler & Randall Heskett - Divine Vintage: Following the Wine Trail from Genesis to the Modern Age

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 7:00pm
From Shiraz to Chardonnay, wine has been an essential part of Western Civilization’s religious and cultural experience for millennia. In Divine Vintage ($26.00), wine expert Joel Butler teams up with biblical scholar Randall Heskett for a remarkable journey that explores how wine has significantly influenced the evolution of human society through the lenses of historical fact and the interpretation of Biblical texts about wine.  Along the way, they discover the truth behind how wine infiltrated the biblical world and facts that any wine lover, history buff or spiritually inclined person will find intriguing.
Joel Butler is one of the first two resident Masters of Wine (MW)® in the North America. He holds degrees in history from Stanford University and the University of Colorado, and is currently the president of the Institute of Masters of Wine, North America, Ltd.  

Dr. Randall Heskett is a biblical scholar with advance degrees in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible from Yale University and the University of Toronto. He has taught at the University of Toronto, Queen’s University, and Denver Seminary, among others. 
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ISBN: 9780230112438
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Published: St. Martin's Press - November 13th, 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.