Free the Grapes

17 May 2005, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in food

Are the suffocating confines of American Prohibition at last being given their final rites? For too long, our vineyards have been shackled by interstate commerce laws that are absurd and antiquated. Let us hope that states now see the wisdom of open commerce, capitalism, and liberty — as the Supreme Court has done — and leave us the pleasure of our wine. And may our winemakers experience unprecedented growth and prosperity. In honor of such a momentous occasion, I leave you with a quote from Monsieur Brillat-Savarin:

A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.
The Physiology of Taste, 1825