A Toast to Repeal Day
Today marks the 80th anniversary of Prohibition’s repeal, an act that put an end to the country’s 13-year-long dry spell. The legacy of this period is very much apparent in cocktail culture: Modern bars are constructed to look like speakeasies, moonshine has made a comeback, and cocktail historians refer to events as either pre-or post-Prohibition.


While its impact on the American wine industry might be less obvious, it is no less significant. We’ve gathered a few reads that highlight some of the lingering effects of this historic piece of legislature on our relationship with wine.