Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Countdown, Day 4: Abbey Wine

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves us to be happy.
~Benjamin Franklin

Monk-Cellarer tasting wine from a barrel whilst filling a jug.
~~13th Cent. French, image: wikipedia
For centuries, monks brewed wine as part of the cloistered diet.
 Later, they sold it to parishioners and, to this day, they make their wines available to the public.
Click on the links, below, to visit a couple abbey vineyards.

They're not glasses; they're chalices.


Debbie said...

I like this post.

Life 101 said...

Old Ben hit the nail right on the head :) Lovely photos.