Introduction; 1. Drugs That are Tolerated and Forbidden; 2. Alcohol and its Effects.; 3. The Ancients and Religious Rituals; 4. Wine, Self Certainty and Philosophy; 5. Paying Bacchus his Due; 6. Wine and the Moral Vacuum; 7. American Health Warnings; 8. Wine as an Accompaniment to Thought; 9. Wine as Something to Live By.