And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine without knowing where it came from (although the servers who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom
And said to him, “Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now.”
What’s the Beer Spectator doing quoting the Gospels? Doesn’t he know this is an alcohol column?
Indeed I do. The example of Christ turning water into wine at a wedding for his first miracle actually applies.
The tradition of Western civilization is built upon wine, beer, and the spirits that arise from these creations.
Yet for the past few centuries, some Western governments have sought to block that luxury through prohibition. Even the United States, that bastion of liberty, gave banning the purchase and distribution of alcohol the old college try.
That turned out horrendously. Bathtub gin, Al Capone, the Kennedys, and NASCAR are a few of the byproducts. And let’s not forget about the thousands of deaths resulting from high-proof moonshine and gang killings.