One of the great shared culinary joys throughout the world is a love of beer and wine. Some of the oldest recipes that survive to this day come from Mesopotamia and Egypt and they’re for — what else? — an early form of beer. From Manhattan to Munich, Manchester to Melbourne, pub culture is a way of life. We see wine celebrated in the operas of Strauss and Verdi. In the world of painting, we see it take on a more majestic tone in the works of the Italian Renaissance Masters while for the likes of Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec, wine was an effervescent source of sociality. We see a love of wine splashed across the pages of Shakespeare, Hemingway, Borges, and beyond.