Saint John’s Wine


Today is the feast of St. John the Apostle.

John is considered to have been  our Lords favorite Apostles. He is referred  as “the “disciple whom Jesus loved.”  After Jesus died on the cross it is believed that Mary lived under John’s care.

According to Christian legend, John was ordered by Emperor Domitian to drink a cup of poisoned wine. When John blessed the cup of wine, the poison slithered away in the form of a snake. Hence because of Johns faith he was not harmed. Because of this legend it is customary to enjoy a special wine on his feast day.


Here in Virginia it is cold and wet. A wonderful warm wine would be ideal to enjoy on St. John’s Feast day. I like to serve this in a slow cooker set on low.


Peace be with you,