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The Strangest Drinking Laws In The United States

9 Of America’s Strangest Alcohol Laws

The United States has no shortage of strange drinking laws. While most are vestiges of days long gone — around the time of Prohibition or even earlier during the days of westward expansion — some are of a more recent vintage. While it’s hard to narrow the list down, we’ve picked out an odd, interesting […]

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The Birth Of Winehaven

Winehaven: How The Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 Gave Birth To The World’s Largest Winery

In the years leading up to Prohibition, the largest winery in the world sprawled across a 47-acre campus, perched upon the San Francisco Bay. Its name was Winehaven. At its peak capacity the winery and its warehouses could hold 12 million gallons of wine, which were distributed by sea from an 1,800 foot wharf, and […]

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9 Charts That Tell The Story Of The Modern California Wine Industry

9 Charts That Tell The Story Of The Modern California Wine Industry

While the history of California’s wine industry goes back far into the nineteenth century, Prohibition meant the end for the vast majority of the state’s vineyards. The period after Prohibition through the 1960s was one marked by cheap jug wines and sweet, fortified high alcohol wines. After decades of post-prohibition stagnation, a new generation of winemakers […]

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