WineKnow presents: Meet the Authors!
Friday, November 30, 2012 at 6:30 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Meet the authors -November 30th, 6:30PM at Urban Enoteca, SoDo
Joel and Randall will be on hand to sign and discuss their new book, Divine Vintage: Following the Wine Trail from Genesis to the Modern Age and of course taste some of wines they discovered along the wine trail!
Books will be offered for purchase at the events or here.
In this wide-ranging narrative, the authors travel back to beginning of Genesis to explore how wine rose to become the center of mankind’s spiritual life. Weaving together the history of ancient vineyards with passages from the Old and New Testament, Divine Vintage takes the reader on a remarkable odyssey through Biblical wine country. Master of Wine Joel Butler and Biblical Scholar Randall Heskett traveled throughout the Middle East and the Holy Land to uncover how the millennia old wine making practices transformed the ancient Middle East and how it affects religious worship today.
Filled with vivid descriptions of the terrain and ancient grapes, as well as intoxicating archaeological and scriptural discoveries, this is a compelling journey into the spiritual heart of the Judeo-Christian religion. Butler and Heskett also bring the journey up to the present day, traveling to meet the master vintners reestablishing forgotten vineyards and recreating the wines of this fascinating era with ancient techniques.