Something brought up elsewhere, and would enjoy some discussion on this point. While I have no control over the turns the conversation may take, my question is more one of mechanics than theology. I understand that many Fundamentalist Christians, including but certainly not limited to Baptists, believe that Jesus did not drink fermented beverages. My question is this: knowing that fruit juices, left to themselves, will ferment naturally, and that one must take an action like pasteurization to prevent fermentation, how did Jesus (and, presumably, His disciples) keep from drinking fermented wine? Again, I'm not arguing whether or not one should ingest alcoholic beverages, just wondering what technology existed in first-century Palestine to help those who wished to refrain from alcohol.