Sunday, December 7, 2008

Repeal of Prohibition - 75 Years Ago

Sippers, tipplers, chuggers, and guzzlers Rejoice! December 05, 1933 marked the repeal of Prohibition. Happy 75th Anniversary!

This date also marked the start of the long rebuilding of Missouri's wine industry, decimated by the 13 year nationwide ban on alcohol.

Before the 1920 start of Prohibition, Missouri was the third biggest wine producing state in the US.

Many of the vineyards destroyed by the "revenuers" have been replanted and are back and better than ever. The caves used to age wine have been rediscovered and put back into service. A new generation of viticulturists and enologists have been perfecting their art and Missouri is back on the map as a producer of great regional wine.

But don't take my word for it ... come and see for yourself what Missouri wine has to offer.

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