Divine Vintage in Greece
By: Joel Butler ~
From Gregory's Wine Journal
Sitting at my desk, being cool and easy… And out of the sudden –bang!- I receive an e-mail from WSPC, the well-known wine school in Palaio Faliro. "Dear Students, next Friday, April 19th, we will have the pleasure and honor to host the President of the Institute of Masters of Wine of North America, Joel Butler MW at our premises”.
In short we were invited to the presentation of Mr. Butler’s and Mr. Heskett’s book, titled «Divine Vintage - following the wine trail from Genesis to the modern age». The presenter would be Mr. Joel Butler himself, who would at the same time present 18 wines from some of the first countries to produce wine, the so called "Biblical Countries": Georgia, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Turkey and Greece...Read more here: http://www.gregoryswinejournal.com/pages/article.aspx?aid=97
Rarely has a wine book captivated me as much as the truly fascinating “Divine Vintage – following the wine trail from Genesis to the modern age”. I met the authors Randall Heskett, a biblical scholar, and Joel Butler MW, last year in Greece, where they visited as part of their ongoing research. At the time, I merely thought that the subject of the book was quite interesting.
The book was released in November last year. After reading it for the first time, I was left not only richer in knowledge, but more importantly, the richness of the added context has profoundly impacted my relationship with wine. Terroir is a notion most of us are familiar with, but I am intrigued by the re-emergence of wine industries in places where the roots of vines can be traced back for several millennia...Read more: http://www.elloinos.com/news/biblical-wines