Act 2: In Vino Satanas or Thou Shalt Not Drink

Human prohibition having produced nothing good, unless you count seeing small-time contraband crooks turning into big-time organized crime bosses, what about the divine prohibition invoked by religions?

Act 1: Modern Prohibition

At the beginning of the twentieth century, wise and well-informed people must have said to themselves that this last century of the second millennium must end on solid ground.
High society at that time had not yet experienced France’s May 1968, where the one thing it was easy to take away, between two teargas-infused slogans, was that it was forbidden to forbid.

A Brief History of Prohibitions: Introduction

From the time civilized human beings first walked this planet, the misdemeanours they have committed due to overindulgence in alcohol are numerous and, as the butterfly effect demands, such misdemeanours are sometimes just the beginning of a long series of foolish acts.
It is perhaps due to these chaotic stumblings of our brief history that humanity took it into its head to drastically curb alcohol consumption or even impose a long-term ban on it.