ProhibitionPhoto
ProhibitionPhoto

I don't know anyone who doesn't like a good story. A story with historical truth, that is remarkable and compelling for the audacity of what "went down" is even better. This week there are several interesting wine-related news/events links I could send your way. But I'm going to streamline your wine reading instead by pointing you in only one direction.... Last Friday as my post was hitting the web-waves, Deborah Blum from Slate was churning out a deliciously interesting article about Prohibition days in America. I love history, but somehow my AP American History class skipped over this particular snapshot of what the US government was willing to do (kill) to enforce the new law. Grab your cup of coffee or enjoy a great lunch break at your desk this afternoon; this is a great read!

What other historic snapshots from Prohibition do you know of that are similarly voyeuristically compelling today?