An anecdotal account of how a U.S. Master of Wine and a biblical historian investigated wine culture from biblical periods illuminates such topics as the use of wine in religious rites, wine's birthplace at the Fertile Crescent and the significance of Jesus' water-to-wine miracle.
"A complete guide-the first in over a century-to all grape varieties relevant to the wine lover, charting their relationships (with some astounding family trees), where and how they are grown, and, most importantly, what wines made from them taste like!"-
The first in the perfect weekends series explores the world's finest wine-touring regions. Detailed itineraries recommend the most interesting wineries and the best places to stay and eat in 52 regions near major cities