Re: The "C" in Welch
- --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, <ray.hobbs@s...> wrote:
>it that that. T.B. Welch was born in
> As for the name being a marketing ploy - there's a little more to
> England in 1825, emigrated to the US and developed "unfermentedsacramental wine" by using Louis
> Pasteur's process of "pasteurising'. In the late 19th centurythe "wine" was changed to "grape juice",
> and put on the open market. It proved extremely popular as a softdrink, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Ah, my old fundy church said that Welch was a winemaker and felt
sorry for an alcoholic in his church that wouldn't take communion
because of the wine. Welch created his non-alcoholic grape juice for
this man so he could take communion and thus to this day, most
protestant churches use grape juice (aka "Methodist wine") for
communion instead of alcohol. This was also one of their
justifications for not drinking.
On they said that candy canes were really candy "J"s for Jesus too.