During Prohibition in the United States, the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors were outlawed. Can you imagine? The era was characterized by speakeasies, glamor, and gangsters; during this period, even the average citizen broke the law.
To celebrate this bygone era, Arizona Hops & Vines is hosting its own Speakeasy on Saturday, November 10, beginning at 6pm. Just like back in the day, you’ll need to know the secret password to get in, so check that out on their facebook page. Then get your gangster and flapper look on for one of most rip-roaring times of your life.
All of this hoopla is in honor of sisters Megan Austin Haller’s and Shannon Austin Zouzoulas’ new gold-medal award-winning wine, the 2011 Moxy California Graciano. Made from Lodi Graciano grapes, this deep-dark beauty will hold her own with even the most fearless gangster.
The back label teases:
1. Intestinal fortitude
2. Self-possessed confidence with an attitude of daring
3. Vigor, verve, daring
They say you are what you drink.
Do you have the Moxy to handle this wine?
Don’t worry about getting busted by the Prohibition agents. On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, making alcohol once again legal. But you should worry about driving back to Tucson after all that fun. There are several B&Bs in the Sonoita area, just ask your hostesses for directions.