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December 5, 2015

Party for the End of Prohibition

Two women celebrate the end of Prohibition by pouring KORBEL California Champagne into glasses.

In 1919, Congress passed the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It banned all alcohol sales in the United States in order to reduce crime and debauchery. However, the opposite occurred as crime rates skyrocketed and bootleggers began to multiply.

In response to failing support of the ban, Congress created the 21st Amendment in 1933, which ended Prohibition once and for all. When the final state, Utah, ratified the 21st Amendment on Dec. 5, 1933, Prohibition was officially abolished. That eventful day became known as Repeal Day. It marked the end of Prohibition and the beginning of a new era.

The KORBEL winery celebrated accordingly by shipping a case of KORBEL California Champagne to the White House on Repeal Day, to signify the renewed authorization of alcohol consumption, and to thank our government for its hard work.

This Repeal Day, celebrate history with glasses of KORBEL California Champagne and toast to a country that commemorates the rich traditions of alcohol fermentation, creation, and consumption.

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