April 8, 1933: On this day, people could legally consume beer and wine with a lower percentage of alcohol thanks to the Cullen-Harrison Act, which was passed around ten months before the 21st Amendment was enacted. The incoming president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, had the Volstead Act altered so that individuals might drink a beer or two while waiting for the 21st Amendment to be adopted. This allowed people to enjoy themselves while waiting for the Amendment to be ratified. To present President Roosevelt with a symbolic case of beer, the very first team of Budweiser Clydesdales was sent to the White House.

April 8, 1952: On this day, Nicholas Lander was born. He works in the restaurant sector as a consultant and writer, and has established a reputation within the London restaurant industry. He has authored several books. He is married to Jancis Robinson.

April 8, 2021: Around this time, a cold front that caused significant damage to French vineyards made its way to Italy. Over several nights, Piedmont and Tuscany were subjected to frigid temperatures. The extent of the damage varied based on the grape variety, height, and the vines’ growth progress since that March.

April 8, 2021: On this day Rudy Kurniawan was deported from the United States following prosecution for his controversially fraudulent practices in the selling and distributing of rare wines.

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