Going in for Grape Juice


Chicago’s Mr. Thompson, Mayor-elect (as announced by his brother-in-law), “has cut out all kinds of alcoholic drinks and gone in for grape juice.” Led astray by love of the grape and the horrible example of William Jennings Bryan, increasing numbers of good men are going in for this dangerous form of dissipation.

We feel called upon to warn them that the only difference between regular wine and the unfermented is that the former is fermented before drinking, while the fermentation of the pure grape juice takes place afterwards inside of them. The fermentation s bound to take place somewhere. The grape juice devotee is thus a sort of perambulating vat or vintry, and he may profitably recall what the Scriptures intimate of the risk of putting “new wine in old bottles.” – From the Post-Dispatch.