Religion and Wine: A Cultural History of Wine Drinking in the United States
Wine, more than any other food or beverage, is intimately associated with religious experience and celebratory rituals. Nowhere is this seen more clearly than in American cultural history. From the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock to the Franciscans and Jesuits who pioneered California's Mission Trail, many American religious groups have required wine to perform their sacraments and enliven their evening meals. This book tells the story of how viniculture in America was started and sustained by a broad spectrum of religious denominations. In the process, it offers new insights into the special relationship between wine production and consumption and the spiritual dimension of human experience.
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Fuller (religion, Bradley Coll.) has written that rare combination of scholarly treatise and entertaining social history. He traces the relationship between wine and religion from the earliest ... Read full review
This book has Friedrich Muench as moving to Augusta, Missouri and founding Mt. Pleasant Winery, which is utterly ridiculous! Friedrich Muench died in Dutzow, MO on the first, last and ONLY farm he ever owned or lived on. He never moved to Augusta, and he did NOT found Mt. Pleasant in 1881. He DIED in 1881 at 82 years old.
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