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A history of Lodi winegrowing, part 2

September 23rd, 2014
A history of Lodi winegrowing, part 2

  Prohibition’s unexpected bounty It would seem that Prohibition – technically banning the consumption of alcoholic beverages in the U.S. during the years between its enactment in 1919 and repeal in 1933 – should have spelled the death of the American wine grape industry, and force growers to focus on table grapes and other crops. But in fact, most of Lodi’s wine grape growers made out like bandits during Prohibition, thanks to one provision in the Volstead Act of 1919, called Section 29: allowing the head of every household to produce up to 200 gallons of wine (or any other.. VIEW MORE »

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