December 5, 1933: On this day, exactly one year after H.J. Res. 480 was initially presented in the House, Utah ratified the Twenty-first Amendment, making it the 36th state out of the 48 total states. President Franklin D. Roosevelt immediately issued a proclamation that abolished the Eighteenth Amendment. In this only instance, ratifying a constitutional amendment was accomplished via the participation of state conventions.

December 5, 1933: The prohibition Era ended. After prohibition, the bars were forced to allow women into bars. Marketing started to change to divide drinks into men’s and women’s beverages. Bar owners would organize ladies’ nights to entice more women out and entice men into visiting their bar so that they could meet the women.

December 5, 1933:  The sales, transportation, and manufacturing of alcohol were banned in the US by the 18th Amendment on January 17, 1920. This marked the beginning of the famous Prohibition Era, which ended on this day in 1933. During Prohibition, churches were exempted from taking wine during the sacrament of eucharist and communion.

December 5, 1933: On this day, a meeting in Congress happened, and the Twenty-first Amendment was approved, which led to the lifting of the federal prohibition on the sale and use of alcoholic beverages. As a result, Prohibition could be maintained at the state and municipal levels. When the 18th Amendment was enacted, it was subsequently ruled unconstitutional and was thus repealed when the amendment was ruled unconstitutional.

December 5, 1933: On this day, since its primary illegal means of earning money was eliminated after Prohibition’s repeal, organized crime was compelled to reorganize and shift its attention to other concerns. Even though some gang members moved into the legitimate and licensed booze sector, the restrictions made it more difficult for them to acquire as much revenue quickly.

December 5, 1933: On this day manufacture and selling of wine remarkably started to increase. The House of Representatives approved the joint resolution on February 20, 1933, with a vote count of 289 in favor of 121 against it. After Texas House Speaker John Nance Garner placed his name on it later that day, the paper was sent to the states for them to deliberate. On December 5, 1933, precisely one year after H.J. Res. 480 was initially filed in the House, Utah became the 36th state out of 48 states to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment. This made Utah the state with the most votes in favor of the Amendment. The Eighteenth Amendment was nullified almost immediately after President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation that did away with it. Only in this one circumstance has it ever been necessary for state conventions to take part in ratifying a constitutional Amendment.

December 5, 1933: – Prohibition was repealed. Only 160 of California’s 700 wineries are still operational.

December 5, 1941:December 5th: On this day, Michael-Jack Chasseuil, a wine collector, was born. French collector Michel-Jack Chasseuil, who has approximately 50,000 bottles of great wines in his massive cellar in western France, may have the world’s largest wine collection. Chasseuil feels his collection to be an essential part of French history, and after several museums turned him down for displaying it, he decided to turn his cellar into an exhibition venue. People say that it costs 500 EUR (£430) just to glance around the cellar. Later in 2021, Chasseuil aims to open his “Louvre of Wine.”

December 5 1985: On this day, a bottle of 1787 Château Lafite was auctioned at Christie’s auction as the most expensive bottle of Château Lafite wine. The Château Lafite wine was bought at $156 450 bought by Christopher Forbes. One year before the 1985 Christie’s auction, when the 1787 Chateau Lafite was sold, a bottle of 1784 Chateau d’Yquem was opened so that a small number of wine specialists may sample the historic wine. This was done to preserve the wine for future generations.

December 5, 1985: On this day, among the items auctioned by Christie’s was a bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafite Bordeaux, which is believed to have been a part of Thomas Jefferson’s cellar and was recently found from a Paris residence by German pop band manager Hardy Rodenstock. On an offer from Kip Murdoch, bidding on behalf of his father Malcolm Forbes, Lot 337 sold for $156,000. Forgery charges were filed against Rodenstock in 2006 by Bill Koch of Florida, who bought four claimed Jefferson wines from the company in 1987. “The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine” was published in 2008 by Benjamin Wallace.

December 5, 1985: On this day, 1787 Château Lafite was auctioned at $156,450. Jefferson liked Chateau Lafite in Bordeaux, which was currently owned by the Rothschild family since the 1800s. He had this bottle, which Malcolm Forbes of The Forbes Group bought from Christie’s London office for $156,450 in 1985. Jefferson supposedly paid a visit to the Bordeaux estate. The wine’s major customers during production were affluent patrons from all around Europe.

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