I have reached a conclusion. If the Hebrew translation for wine in the following 2 versus is the same, then I believe the bible accepts wine as a celebratory drink, but cautions against abusing it, just like it cautions us to not abuse sex and money, which of themselves are not sins but their abuses are. Do you know how I can find the Hebrew for these words in the Bible?
An analogy with sex is also interesting in that the Bible refers to marriage as a good thing, but some people in the bible chose to abstain from marriage in an effort to become closer to God (Paul). They recognized that sex could potentially become a problem for them and they abstained, but they never claimed it was a sin to have sex in of itself. See what Paul writes:(Eph 5:18 NIV) Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.
(John 2:9 NIV) They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside .............
The same goes for money. Paul noted in:Paul wrote:(1 Corinthians 7:1) Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.(7:2)Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
Paul wrote:1 Timothy 6: 10, For the love of money is a source of all kinds of evil. Theres nothing wrong with money, only the love of money.