Saturday, October 8, 2011

Yglesias on Missouri Wine

Yglesias is intrigued by the fact that Missouri used to be a big wine-growing region.

Indeed it was. Does anyone know the important role that the Missouri wineries played in the history of the Virginia wine industry?


  1. You can thank Prohibition for the wine industry in Missouri's demise. It also killed off wine making in other states as well (and was behind the downfall of all the small breweries in the U.S.) and lead to a decrease in the diversity of wine grapes grown in the U.S. In the 1960s and 1970s (for a number of reasons - many of them legal in nature) wine-making and beer brewing started to return to areas which used to have them abundance. Not that problems have disappeared; for example, it remains the case that in a number of (thankfully diminishing) states home-brewing remains illegal.

  2. What type of wine do you like to drink, Daniel?

    P.S. Yes, I finally resolved the problem. Dumb cookies!


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