Re: Bulk Grape Loads


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Justin Kahn wrote:
Second, this trade flourished during Prohibition, when heads of households
were permitted by law to make a certain quantity (I forget the numbers now)
" limited" to 250 gallons per household per year . . . enough to hold many of us . . .

While home wine-making surely continued after, say, 1940, it was so
labor-intensive that few other than traditionalists or hobbyists found it
worthwhile.
Well, the trade remained of sufficient volume that at the outset of WW II, the ODT found it helpful to ban the existing practice of peddling wine grapes out of reefers in the Northeast (thus delaying their return as empties).

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