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This Is Most Likely The Wine Jesus Drank During The Last Supper

The Last Supper is probably the most famous dinner in history, and using clues from the Bible and historical analysis, you can get a pretty good idea of what Jesus Christ and his apostles consumed that night.

You probably could have guessed that wine was used to wash down the meal, but Vivino, “The World’s Largest Wine App,” brought together a group of experts to conclude that JC and the gang probably drank “something like a modern-day Amarone.”

The expertise in this group ranged from a professor of Theology and Scripture, to an adjunct professor of anthropology, who directs the Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia.

They came to this conclusion with several factors involved, such as the history of wine-making in Jerusalem during that time period, the area’s taste for “rich, concentrated wine,” and the archaeological findings of wine, which lead researchers to believe winemakers would use dried out grapes to make a sweet, thick wine.

Another common wine-making procedure was adding pomegranates, mandrakes, saffron, and cinnamon to give wine a little more flavor.

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With all these procedures in mind, if you were to recreate that type of wine, it would come out to something resembling an Italian Amarone.

“If someone can find me the Holy Grail and send it to my lab, we could analyze it and tell you,” Dr. Patrick E. McGovern told Vivino.

Of course, it’s impossible to know for sure what they ate and drank, but there’s a pretty good chance that Jesus’ last drink consisted of wine, and it was probably a rich, sweet one at that.

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Hit-Or-Miss News

Swimsuit Competition Recreates ‘Last Supper’ Sparking Major Outrage

An annual swimsuit competition in Brazil, the Miss Bumbum Pageant, is facing some major heat from religious leaders this past week after the magazine recreated the iconic “Last Supper” painting with models in bikinis, reports Maxim.

Painted by Leonardo Da Vinci in the 15th Century, the work of art is considered one of history’s greatest religious masterpieces, depicting Jesus Christ’s last meal with his followers before his crucifixion. The newest take on that features eight models, in place of Christ and his disciples, wearing bikinis and posing ‘butts out’ to the camera.

Cacau Oliver, the pageant’s creator, told the Daily Mail that the biblical scenario was intended to recreate the tense atmosphere of the competition. Oliver went on to say that the photo took place during the “last” meeting of the women before heading into the grand finale of the competition.

Sexy Jesus herself, Daiana Fegueredo, issued a public apolgoy for the image. The model, pictured at the center of the piece, said she grew up Catholic and considers the photo blasphemy. Fegueredo says that ever since the shoot, she’s regretted being a part of the controversial image. She told the Daily Mail:

“We went too far. We were part of a great sin.”

The biggest sin, judging from the image, are the models sitting bare bottom on perfectly good food. Such as waste.

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The Last Supper, as Told Through Instagram

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It’s hard to imagine what dinner looked like before the days of Instagram, before the whole chef v. iPhone debate, before the whole genre of restaurant photography became this treacherous minefield of either annoying your fellow diners, or eschewing your right to document your dinner however well you damn please. It’s a tricky time to be a photo-foodie — which got us thinking, What Would Jesus Do (WWJD) in this situation? Or, to be more precise, WWJI?

We decided to take a crack at it, the results of which follow below.

Here’s our look at what The Last Supper, the last meal Jesus shared with His apostles before His crucifixion, might have looked like if it took place on Instagram, complete with #hashtags, emojis and yes, gratuitous, photo-ruining filters.

Sacrilege or vital (if narcissistic) historical documentation? You decide:

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