Lazarakis   Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:40 am GMT
Read this from a book called Sideways, by Rex Pickett:

"It was an inky, almost biblical, 100 percent Syrah with truckloads of ripe fruit..."

What does it mean by saying the wine was "biblical"?
z   Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:53 am GMT
I think it means its extraordinary quality: this Syrah was so good like it was in biblical times, when wine
"was a part of daily
life for the people of the Holy Land in biblical times, a
wine-producing and wine-consuming land".
Ed   Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:15 pm GMT
Biblical would seem a strange way to describe wine.
Uriel   Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:22 pm GMT
I agree. And personally, I think a simple "all right" or "damn nasty" would cover most of them.
Fredrik from Norway   Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:15 pm GMT
Biblical = mythical
Amatire   Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:54 pm GMT
alternatively, "inky, almost biblical" is talking about the colour, as refers to the plague of darkness in Egypt. Biblical usually refers to a dramatic weather change, or plague of some sort; eg "a plague of locusts of almost Biblical proportions"

so in this case the hint is in the reference to its inky colour. ie very very dark