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You cannot undo Yayin Nesech. Once it's forbidden it remains so. That would mean that you have to add the honey before the non-Jew touches the wine, in order to prevent it from becoming Yayin Nesech. See for example, the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in סימן מז - הלכות סתם יינם that (strong) vinegar cannot become Yayin Nesech, however, making vinegar from Yayin ...


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I just read "The Golem of Prague" by Gershon Winkler, which is based on "Niflaot Maharal: HaGolem MiPrague" published based on the manuscript of the Maharal's student and son in law, Rav Itzhak ben Shimshon HaCohen Katz. There's a story in there about Jews selling wine to Christian priests ... it leads to them hatching a plot to convert the Jewish girl ...


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While the rabbinic understanding is sourced in Talmud Bavli Berachot 35b, it is based on the specific biblical (albeit, Ketuvim) application of 'to gladden/be happy' found in Psalms 104:15.



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