But what I was able to chip away at makes me love this book even more. 🙂
In Chapter 2 we leave ancient Greece and Rome, for a scene and a history which is much more familiar.
“On and Off the Wagon & the American Character” by Jonathan Alsop.
This chapter outlines America’s beginnings in wine, and its hypocritical/puritanical stance toward booze in the times leading up to, during, and after the most ridiculous period in American history: Prohibition. It also talks about how we are still slowly bouncing back from that. The chapter discusses the effect that movies have had on the wine industry in America, good, bad, and ugly. And how NASCAR may be responsible for the rise of the Smoky Mountain wine maker.