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In the New Testament, when Jesus turned water into wine - was it red or white wine?

Asked by elbanditoroso (15987 points ) June 3rd, 2014

My guess is that it would have been red wine – i don’t think that green grapes were all that prevalent in the Middle East.

Would Jesus’s wine likely have been a Merlot? Cabernet? Zinfandel?

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Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Red, the style existed just for that wedding never to be duplicated by man.

filmfann's avatar

How could it not be Manischewitz?

Though a nice white wine would go well with all the fish…

kritiper's avatar

Wine from water and to compliment fish. White wine, I will assume.

talljasperman's avatar

@elbanditoroso That would be a talent that would be hard to regulate as a teenager. I think that he just washed the jugs and put the leftovers in the cups… Also they were probably plastered and didn’t notice that the wine was watered down.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

@talljasperman Not according to the Gospel of John (John 2:9–10, NIV

…and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”

Seek's avatar

Um… white wine doesn’t necessarily come from green grapes. White wine is made with the skins of the grape berries removed before fermentation. They could have, theoretically, had white wine of many sorts. Wine could have been made of any fruit or flower, provided they could get enough sugar in there for the yeast to eat.

Anyway, I always picture it as red. A good pinot noir. I imagine Jesus had good taste in booze.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

@Seek Of course, if he was to make anything, it would be perfect!

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