A constitutional amendment mandating Prohibition (prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages) was enacted in 1919. In 1932 Franklin Roosevelt ran for president, promising to repeal Prohibition. It is estimated that during prohibition $861,000,000 in revenue was lost because of untaxed alcoholic beverages. And this was mostly in the 1920’s. 861 million dollars was a whole [...]
Nothing is riding higher in California than the red grapes of the Rhone River area in France. These grapes are widely grown in many parts of the world. They have been made for years in California, and they are better than ever. There are more than 20 red varieties of grapes that can go into Rhone wines in France. In California you will usually see two or three of them. Most often seen is the Syrah. Next is the Grenache, and finally the Mourvedre.