Hess Collection Wine Barrels

A Prescription for Wine? Really? Yes, in 1920.

Fancy a glass of wine with dinner? In 1920, you’d have to have a doctor’s prescription for that elegant indulgence. In the US, the National Prohibition Act was in force from 1920 to 1933. During a recent visit to Napa Valley, I heard some amazing stories about how winery owners survived Prohibition.  Some entrepreneurial vintners…