For those who long to have a holy heart made Holy by the Spirit of holiness...The Bible speaks of "new wine" and "old wine". New wine implying "grape juice before fermentation . Old wine implying natural grape juice that went through the fermentation process. Jesus drank "fruit of the vine" or "grape juice"as stated in the Passover, Mat. 26:29. Fruit of the vine is natural grape juice straight from the natural grape.
New wine is not strong drink nor does new wine have alcohol content. It's simply grape juice. Old wine or fermented wine does have alcohol content and is Biblically considered strong drink. Intoxication caused from alcohol content is where the problem with God lies. Alcohol alters the the mind and thinking. Alcohol causes the mental process to no longer be sober, clear, and/or focused on God.
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. Proverbs 20:1
Every drinker of alcohol and strong drink (whether in moderation or quite often) on planet Earth starts with the "first drink". No consciousness of where or what the first drink will lead into. Alcohol deceives men whether in small or large amounts. Alcohol darkens the way men think about God.
Billy Sunday once stated, "Alcohol has its place. That place is Hell".