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Toast the Repeal of Prohibition on December 5, 2013

Toast the 80th Anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition on December 5, 2013 with your favorite libation. Before Sex and the City, there was Lois Long, writing for The New Yorker in Roaring Twenties Manhattan. I noticed the homage to … Continue reading

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Prohibition, Al Capone, and Got Milk?

Imagine Al Capone in a Got Milk commercial. When I watched Ken Burns’ Prohibition with a nice Merlot, I heard a jaw dropping statement attributed to Al Capone. He considered entering the dairy business because “more people drank milk than … Continue reading

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