Archive for the ‘Prohibition’ Category


Thanksgiving Wines continued…

Continued from yesterday… This collection has inspired the following story. Each wine is fitting of any Thanksgiving celebration, and also popped into my head as I looked at the world map on the treasure chest, that we’re all one from around the globe. White 2014 Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, Produced by Concha y Toro ~ […]


Napa Valley Early Forefather Aldo Biale

This is Day 2 of a series for Robert Biale Vineyards commemorating 25 years of their dedication to preserving historic vineyards. It’s not just about growing wine grapes for the Biale team. It about history, people, wine grapes, terroir, and the best use for all of it. Today, I’m headed to the winery to enjoy […]


How Many Wineries Survived Prohibition?

[This image was taken at Foppiano Vineyards, as agents emptied the winery of its wine contents into the creek alongside Old Redwood Winery.] I thought I’d share the information below, so that when someone is researching, this story pops up with the most accurate number. I spent hours upon hours researching this one for Concannon […]


Busy bodies, they make the world go round… sorta…

I know, sometimes I’m one myself; like, I just reported a car that was dumped across the street from my house at the beginning of June 2012, and it was still there on June  25. I went out, had a look… the dust that had accumulated on it was enough that I could have taken […]