74: The Spirit of Wine

In this special holiday edition we bring you a fascinating interview with Dr. Stephen Lloyd-Moffett, professor of Religious Studies at California Polytechnic State University.

Stephen looks at the way in which passion for wine acts as a surrogate for religion. In this interview he discusses how wine is a vehicle for communication, creating a transcendent wine experience through your environment, why rituals communicate value, and using this beverage to create bonds. And if you love this topic, you can read more in the newly released The Spirit of Wine: Finding Religion in the Fruit of the Vine.

Listen in to learn how religions studies can help us build our own vibrant communities and understand the world of wine.


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