Monthly Archives: June 2015


In the minds of most people, Prohibition affected the beer brewing industry the most dramatically. Your favorite Wine of the Month Club didn’t have to look very hard to find volumes written about illegal bootlegging of the hard-alcohol moonshine brewed in the mountain stills of our southern states. Surprising to many people, the manufacture, sale, barter, transport, import, delivery, possession, etc. of wine were also deemed illegal by our 18th Amendment, a law not-too-successfully enforced by the dreaded Volstead Act, from the years 1920 to 1933.

There were many people in high places who publicly stated and demonstrated their dislike of the new Amendment. Politicians were… read more