From Shiraz to Chardonnay, wine has been an essential part of the religious experience for millennia. In Divine Vintage, wine expert Joel Butler teams up with biblical historian Randall Heskett to give us a detailed examination of ancient wine-making techniques and guides readers on how they too can experience these wines today.
Joel Butler is only the second resident Master of Wine in the US. He is currently the president of the Institute of Masters of Wine, North America, Ltd., and has been a highly regarded wine judge for decades, most recently as a Senior Judge at the International Wine Challenge, and Decanter World Wine Awards in London. Butlerhas writtenon wine for The Los Angeles Times, The Sunday Times, The Independentand numerous wine publications. He has worked as a wine maker as well as a buyer for restaurants, retail, and distribution. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Randall Heskett is an independent biblical scholar witha Ph.D. in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.He has taught at the University of Toronto, Queen's University, and Denver Seminary, among others. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.