Thomas Bramwell Welch, a 43-year-old Methodist dentist on his third career (previously a minister and a physician) created Welch’s grape juice.

 Article by Jennifer Woodruff Tait who is the managing editor of Christian History and the author of The Poisoned Chalice: Eucharistic Grape Juice and Common-Sense Realism in Victorian Methodism. She also works for The High Calling and is an Episcopal priest.