Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Today: Celebrate the End of Prohibition

On December 5, 1933, Prohibition ended with the passage of the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution. (image from the National Constitution Center)

Celebrate responsibly, contribute to efforts to get rid of the last vestiges of Prohibition in the laws that limit the shipment of wine across state borders, and raise a glass to folks like Juanita Swedenburg who fought for your right to drink the wine you want.

Thanks, also, to Joe from Joe's Wine Blog who remembered what day it was!


Velvet Fog said...

Cool historical tid bit!
Al Capone will be rolling in his grave this summer when we Illinoisans lose our right to buy wine from out of state distributors. Unbelievable.

winedeb said...

I'm celebrating! Cheers Deb!
Thanks for posting this!!!

Joe said...

Hi Debs - leave it to the Canuck! (Ok, Amero-Canuck). Cheers!

John Witherspoon said...

Hi Dr Debs
Thanks for giving a shout out to Juanita. She did a lot for the Virginia wine industry, although they still couldn't stop them from taking away self distribution rights.
I am raising a glass right now.
Nice post.

Dr. Debs said...

Glad you liked it--and a special thank you to John for stopping by. I wish had known Juanita--she was a gem, by all accounts. Hope to see you back this way soon.