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Jessica Bruni Professor Dunne 12/5/11 Homework Assignment #5: Chapter 11, 12, & 16 Exercises: pg 403 # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 1. How did Prohibition affect the wine industry in California? In California, the enactment of Prohibition devastated the winemaking industry, closing all but the few wineries that were allowed to make wine for use in food flavoring or sacramental purposes. However, the business of growing grapes in California actually flourished due to a clause in the Volstead Act that allowed the home production of up to 200 gallons of “non-intoxicating cider or fruit juice” which was interpreted to include homemade wine. (pg 366) 2. How did the Prohibition affect the tastes of wine drinkers in the United States? People’s tastes had changed and consumers had gotten used to poor quality homemade wine that was often sweetened or fortified with distilled alcohol to cover up the flaws. (pg 367) 3. What was the “Paris tasting” and what role did it have in building the reputation of California wine? The Paris Tasting was in May of 1976. Steven Spurrier was a Parisian
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