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Do Taoists Drink Wine, Beer, or other Alcohol?

Alcohol and Taoism

There is no prohibition against wine, beer or other alcohol in most sects. Mixed faith sects or specific alchemy schools may have their own restrictions.  These are special situations and don’t represent the bulk of Taoist practice. Through most of Chinese history, people consumed watered wine as a primary beverage (a mix of water and wine).  […]