A previous post addressed the issue of references to wine in the Book of Mormon as an alleged anachronism. One interesting development in this area is the recognition that wine made from cacao pulp may have been a widespread component of ancient Mesoamerican society (thanks to Cornell University for the story). The rise of chocolate may have its foundations in very ancient brewing.
If you’re LDS and want to better understand Book of Mormon life by brewing some authentic Mesoamerican cacao wine, be sure to use decaffeinated cacao pulp. Just a little “Extra Mile Word of Wisdom Tip” (EMWOWT).