Posts Tagged ‘Wine’

Rehabilitation of the first papal vineyard in France thrills the wine World

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

In the famous Good Samaritan Parable of the Gospel of St. Luke, the first gesture of the Samaritan traveller, at the sight of the man left half-dead by robbers on his way to Jericho, was to pour oil and wine over his wounds. Such a metaphor, designed to evoke the concrete manifestation of God’s love Read more

Feeling guilty about drinking alcohol? Ask the saints

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Each year the holidays bring with them an increase in both the consumption of alcohol and concern about drinking’s harmful effects. Alcohol abuse is no laughing matter, but is it sinful to drink and make merry, moderately and responsibly, during a holy season or at any other time? As a historical theologian, I researched the role that pious Christians played in Read more

John May: Teetotaller winemaking Jesuit brother honoured by the Queen

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
Br John May SJ

A Jesuit with a nose for a good wine was the toast of one of South Australia’s heavenly vineyard regions recently when the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours were announced. Br John May, winemaker emeritus at the Jesuits’ Sevenhill Cellars in the Clare Valley, was admitted as a member in the General Division of the Order of Australia Read more

Searching for the wine from the Last Supper

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Famous historical meals have been well documented to include who attended, where they took place, and what was eaten. Wine was often served at these meals, but the details behind those wines are lacking. With Easter coming up on April 5, Vivino has taken the challenge to investigate what wine would have been served at Read more

Mission Estate breaks out the bubbles

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

To commemorate 50 years since the production of its first sparkling wine Mission Estate is set to turn the pricing clocks back. It is a deal which winery staff believe will put as big a sparkle on the faces of the first 50 people to hit the online “buy” button on December 9 as there Read more

Mission Estate buys Marlborough vineyard

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Mission Estate, thought to be the oldest winery in New Zealand, has purchased Cape Campbell Wines’ Cable Station Vineyard in Marlborough’s Awatere Valley. The vineyard has 73ha planted with mostly sauvignon blanc, pinot noir and pinot gris. Cape Campbell Wines was put into liquidation almost two years ago. Cable Station was put up for tender Read more