by Rabbi Daniel Yaakov Travis
Torah study offers eternal bliss in both this world and the Next. The Midrash teaches that the pleasure experienced from studying Torah is comparable to that of drinking fine wine. How are we to understand the correlation between these two pleasures?
Wine is called the "King of beverages"'; it is the most regal of all drinks. In line with its royal status, the halachos of the brachos associated with wine are among the most intricate and complex, especially those of the brachah of Hatov v'hametiv. Wine and Wisdom gives readers a sampling of these halachos, as they are applied to the world's finest wines.
Wine connoisseurs can detect the subtle distinctions between one fine wine and another. Wine and Wisdom combines the depth of halachah with the invigorating taste of superior wines, reframing the entire drinking experience. Anyone who appreciates fine 'wine will find that Wine and Wisdom helps him bring together these two noble pleasures.