Michael Karam, ed., Tears of Bacchus: A History of Wine in the Middle East (forthcoming, Gilgamesh Publishing, October 1, 2018).

Tears of Bacchus relates the story of wine in the Middle East, essentially Lebanon and Syria, from the dawn of time to the present day in the form of a linear series of essays written in various “voices”—historian, archaeologist, novelist, wine writer, journalist, curator, anthropologist.