Unprecedented Historic View of the Rebuilding and Emergence of a New American Wine Culture
Posted: Friday, October 16, 2015
America's Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition is the documentary film, commissioned by UC Berkeley's world renowned Bancroft Library, that takes an in-depth look at wine in America. It covers everything from the "Noble Experiment" of Prohibition, which decimated the vibrant wine community, to the rise of the "Phoenix" generation of wine pioneers including Robert Mondavi and Ernest Gallo, to more recent battles over direct shipping of wines to consumers.
Hosted by the Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association (MCVGA) on November 12, 2015, the showing of America's Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition at Middlebury Institute's Irvine Theater will also feature a Monterey Wine Country tasting reception preceding the screening. The event starts at 6:30PM. Seating in the Irvine Theater is limited, tickets are $25 and can be purchased through montereywines.org or americaswinescreening.eventbrite.com.