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Tag Archives: Bible

• Five fascinating facts about wine in the Bible

Five fascinating facts about wine in the Bible

It is difficult to grasp that one wild grape vine, vinis vinifera, evolved over millions of years into what are now some 10,000 grape varietals, including the California chardonnay or Argentine Malbec that you’re enjoying right … this … minute. The grape’s story is central to the Bible and some of the details of its […]

• Bucking the trend of high-alcohol wines

Bucking the trend of high-alcohol wines

‘Someone is trying to kill California wine,” the authoritative Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine wailed this month. Publisher Charles Olken warned in the magazine’s blog of a sweeping plague of “food wines,” as if it were a travesty that people might actually consume wine with dinner. “Those who argue that California wine is overripe, over-oaked, […]