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Gisela Kreglinger grew up on a family-owned winery in Franconia, Germany where her family has been crafting wine for many generations. This unique experience has inspired her to write two books about the spirituality of wine with a third one on the way.


She holds a PhD in historical theology from the University of St. Andrews and in this book Gisela has woven together her passions for Christian spiritualty and the wonderful and mysterious world of wine.



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From drinking wine as a form or prayer to wine’s ability to enhance sex, Ms. Kreglinger shares thoughtful musings, examples, and ideas that spiritual wine lovers will find captivating and affirming.

Karen MacNeil, author of  The Wine Bible

This book offers wisdom not just about wine, but about our souls as well ―about the joy, grief, and beauty that shape all of our stories, and that are so intertwined with the making of wine. It will help me drink more slowly and more meaningfully not just from my next glass of wine, but from life itself."
Andy Crouch, author of Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling

“This book is special and full of surprises. ... I am grateful for this beautiful book.”

Jürgen Moltmann, University of Tübingen 


"Food, and wine perhaps even more so, has always been a powerful instrument of mediation between humanity and the divine. In this book Gisela Kreglinger offers a fascinating and in-depth exploration of the intricate relationship between wine and Christian spirituality.

A must read!"

Carlo Petrini, Founder of the International Slow Food Movement

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