Rejoice, wine and beer lovers! On this day, December 5, in 1933, Congress ended the nation’s dry spell. Senate Joint Resolution 211 proposing a 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to repeal the 18th Amendment, was enacted, thus setting a nation of drinkers free from Prohibition. And making the Law School Wine Mess possible!
Selected Resources on Beer and Wine Law
Richard Mendelson, From Demon to Darling: A Legal History of Wine in America (University of California Press, 2009)
- Richard Mendelson, Wine in America: Law and Policy (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business/Aspen Publishers, 2011)
Carol Robertson, The Little Red Book of Wine Law (American Bar Association, 2008)
- P.L. 95-458 (H.R. 1337), 92 Stat. 1255 (1978) (via HeinOnline)(tax exemption for home produced wine and beer)
- Beer and the Law: A Legal History of Beer, Brewing, and Government Regulation from the German Purity Law to the Microbrew Movement (Mark Podvia & James Emmerson, Portland, Oregon: American Association of Law Libraries, 2008)(CD)
- Memorandum of Law Concerning the Constitutionality of Laws Restricting the Sale of Convenience Containers for Beer and Soft Drinks (Chadwell, Keck, Kayser & Ruggles, 1971)(Philip B. Kurland, Of Counsel).
- Something’s Brewing: The Art, Science & Technology of Beer Brewing: Bibliography (John Crerar Library, 2007)
- Free to Booze: The 75th Anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition (Cato Institute, December 5, 2008)(video). Speakers include Michael Lerner, author of Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City and Glen Whitman, author of Strange Brew: Alcohol and Government Monopoly. Covers the history of Prohibition.
- “U.S. Alcohol Prohibition, 1920-1933 [PDF],” in Jim Leitzel, Regulating Vice: Misguided Prohibitions and Realistic Controls 106-115 (Cambridge University Press, 2008)
- Homebrewing Rights (American Homebrewers Association)(U.S state laws)
- Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Homebrewing Laws Worldwide (Slaw.ca, November 20, 2013)