It makes sense, when you know the history of wine, that the wine in the Bible is of the alcoholic variation. According to a Persian fable, wine was discovered by accident when a princess attempted to poison herself with some spoiled grapes left in a jar. The tale states she became giddy and intoxicated and fell asleep. She discovered after she woke that the spoiled grapes had helped her get rid of her stresses. It is believed ancient Egyptians had even learned the effects of temperature on wine because of many sunken jars they have found. Ancient Egyptian royalty drank wine, workers drank beer. All of these tales and theories have one thing in common... the wine was made from spoiled grapes, or in other words, fermented. Of course, the fermentation process today is much more refined, and it's possible that our alcohol is quite different, but the idea is still the same, and wine is definitely not grape juice.
at 10:40 AM on Nov. 9, 2011