11. According to the commentaries of the Bible, Noah was seen as the first wine drinker—the first person to discover the soothing, consoling, and enlivening effects of wine. Thank you, Noah!
12. In Jewish tradition, rabbis blame Satan for saturating the vine with intoxicating properties from the blood of certain animals, thus Noah didn’t know what he was doing (Genesis Rabbah 36:3). That said, wine has become an integral part of Jewish celebration and worship, so we suspect that Noah was just ahead of his time.