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The Legacy of Prohibition on Wine 80 Years Later

There have been many books and films made about Prohibition, the era of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that banned the production of alcoholic drinks for commercial sale and transportation from 1920 until 1933.  A new film focuses on how the wine industry rebuilt itself after Repeal and the effects and lasting legacy of Prohibition.  Can’t get wine shipped to your house?  Blame it on Prohibition.  Can’t buy wine on Sunday?  Another legacy of Prohibition. Today, December 5, 2013 is the 80th anniversary of Prohibition’s Repeal.  “There is no question that the legacy of Prohibition continues,” says Carla De Luca Worfolk, director of the documentary America’s Wine:  The Legacy of Prohibition.  She wanted to look specifically at the wine industry.  “We thought what would be most interesting and relevant to people is to understand the implications of that period and why that history is still important and relevant…