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Social Distancing Installment #2:  The start of neo-prohibition?

In a recent op-ed piece for the UK’s Independent, Ian Hamilton suggests that closing liquor stores and wine shops during the coronavirus pandemic “would yield more for the nation’s health than almost any other policy intervention.” Hamilton, a lecturer in … Continue reading

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How to be more than just a wine “spectator”

For many of you, mobile technology and the internet have integrated themselves into your lives in ways that we wouldn’t have imagined even 20 years ago.   Maybe you’re reading this on your phone on the way back from meeting friends … Continue reading

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Bricks and tomatoes — just a part of the history of Prohibition

If you watched the Ken Burns “Prohibition” series on PBS, you probably noticed that most of the bootleg alcohol people drank in the U.S. during those years was hard liquor rather than wine. As a confirmed wino, I felt a … Continue reading

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Goodbye to All That …

Prohibition in the United States came to a screeching halt on December 5, 1933.   The repeal of Prohibition was accomplished when Franklin Roosevelt ratified the Twenty-first Amendment which, while lifting the absolute ban on the sale, manufacture and transportation of alcohol, … Continue reading

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