The wineskins in the gospel today (July 7) got me to thinking in an obliquely tangential manner about the wine in Jesus’ day.
Does anyone know if they had white wine then? I’m no vintner, but obviously I’d assume it’s a function of the grapes that grew in 1st century Israel, about which I have no idea. Our old “friend” google has been little help.
The background to this is that I’ve tried to make meals in the past that approximate what St. Martha would have prepared for him or perhaps even the wine he created in his first miracle. Yes, that’s a MAJOR approximation! It hasn’t been superstition or any kind of devotion. I have just wanted to try to get as close to feeling it as I could 2K years in the future.