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Number of years ago next week that Prohibition officially ended (December 5, 1933). The 14-year ban on the sale and consumption of alcohol virtually destroyed the U.S. wine industry and profoundly changed America’s drinking habits. Most wineries went bankrupt, while the production of bootlegged spirits soared, ushering in the first era of cocktails.

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