Prohibition ... or Not: Case 13

In Owen Wister’s clever and witty “opera” the setting is Mount Olympus.  Gods, men and wine are threatened by prohibition but with Ganymede playing the bootlegger, vice triumphs in the end.

Emerson (1902) and a “New England journalist” (1859) had also examined scripture and, unlike Samson (Case 12), concluded that the Bible did not prohibit moderate use of alcohol.  (Emerson was a wine producer.)

Pure, Wholesome, Sparkling Beverages (1919) gives recipes for distinctly alcoholic home preparations.  And, the good New England ladies Tudor and Wright remind all that wine from grapes and other fruits is easily made at home.  Here’s how!

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