And why? Because we know wine is of Satan! True! I found this Jewish Midrash (a story about scripture) that won’t make the sermon, but could have been written by some of my Baptist brethren!
Hope you enjoy it–along with a good glass of wine!
Once while Noah was hard at work, breaking the ground for a vineyard, Satan drew near and inquired what he was doing, “What are you planting?”
Noah: “A vineyard.”
Satan: “And what may be the qualities of its fruit?”
Noah: “The fruit it bears is sweet, be it dry or moist. It yields wine that gladdens the heart of man.”
Satan: “Let us go into partnership in this business of planting a vineyard.”
Satan thereupon slaughtered a lamb and then in succession a lion, a pig and monkey, and fertilized the soil with each in turn. Thus Satan conveyed to Noah the qualities of wine. If a man drinks one glass, he is as meek as a lamb; if he drinks two glasses, he is boastful and feels as strong as a lion; if he drinks three or four glasses, then behaves like a monkey, he dances around, sings, talks obscenely and does not know what he is doing; and if he becomes intoxicated, he resembles the pig.”