I’ve always been fascinated by the ways in which wine affects the human mind — and I’m not merely talking about getting buzzed! The fact that this one, ancient drink is at once an art, a science, a business, an industry, a crop, a way of life, a career field, an academic subject, a historical legacy, a status symbol, an economic variable, etc etc…it’s incredible, when you think about it.

Having studied religion and culture as my field in college, I found it surprising how often wine popped (or corked?) up in various classes. Whether it’s in the realm of the sacred or the political, wine really seems to get us humans going!

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