Wine in the Bible: A Biblical Reference to Ancient Grape Growing and Winemaking

Wine in the Bible: A Biblical Reference to Ancient Grape Growing and Winemaking

by Jabier Marquinez

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Wine in the Bible: A Biblical Reference to Ancient Grape Growing and Winemaking by Jabier Marquinez


Wine was an inseparable part of the ancient Israeli diet and its production was so important that farmers with active vineyards were exempt from military service. In the Bible, only water and bread are mentioned as often. In Wine in the Bible, Jabier Marquinez gives readers unique insight into wine’s inextricable place in the lives of ancient Israelites with direct references form the Old and New Testaments, which relay such intricate details as specific vineyard practices from grafting and pruning to watering and fertilizing, ethical labor agreements with foreign vineyard workers, vineyard pests and proper abatement techniques, ancient winery technology, and the use of wine as medicine and dyes. This book is a fascinating examination of the daily lives, at work and leisure, of Biblical-era winemakers and wine drinkers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935879831
Publisher: Wine Appreciation Guild, Limited
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Pages: 125
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Jabier Marquinez is a wine maker and historian.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Selected Quotes 11

Wine Regions and Vineyard Sites 15

Purchase of Vineyard Sites 19

The Plants 23

Planting 27

Training 33

Farming 37

Personnel 45

Problems, Pests, and Diseases 49

Grape Picking 59

Transformation of the Grape into Must 63

Fermentation 71

Stabilization and Bottling 75

Containers 81

Trade and Consumption 91

Types of Wine 99

By-Products and Other Uses 105

Customs 109

Words of Caution 113

Love 119

Notes 123

Images Sources 127

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