Did Jesus drink unfermented wine?

I was told that Jusus did not drink wine, but he drank unfermented wine. Can you help?

Dear B,

“Unfermented wine” is an oxymoron. Wine if fermented grape juice. Grape juice that is not fermented remains just grape juice. However, at the time Jesus lived on earth there was no way of preserving grape juice from fermenting. That technology didn’t come until centuries later. What Jesus drank was wine–as the Scriptures tell us.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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