Making wine the traditional way is a painstaking task. A quick overview is as follows:
The quality of the grape is all-important, and that quality is affected by the weather
during the growing season, how the vines are pruned, soil quality, and the timing of the
The harvested grapes are crushed, sometimes by trampling on them with feet, other times
with a press. Red wine is processed with the skins, white wine without the skins. With
rosé wines, the skins are left on only until the wine takes on the desired color.
Thomas Willadsen Mary Austin Christopher Keating Dean Feldmeyer Ron Love George Reed Bethany Peerbolte
For January 20, 2018:
God Activates by Tom Willadsen — Perhaps God wants us to delight in each other and in the magnitude and depth of divine love. Perhaps the Lord wants to activate our gifts of the Spirit, to use them for the common good.
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus. Isaiah celebrates our intimate union with our creator, describing us as the joyful bride of God. Though there had been alienation and rejection from both sides in the past, the prophet describes us as God’s delight. That connection is also emphasized in Paul’s oddly graphic description of church folks as body parts — we need each other because we are not a living, breathing body if we are somehow separated.
When Jesus visited a wedding at Cana in Galilee, he showed that human disappointments matter to him and that he would be prepared to redeem them. This is a story about a young girl's bitter disappointment when she became a bridesmaid.