June 2, 1851: On the day the Maine Law was passed. On June 2, 1851, the state legislature of Maine passed a law that altogether prohibited the production of alcoholic beverages and their sale. This move was spearheaded by Neal Dow of Portland, recognized globally as the “Father of Prohibition.” This so-called “Maine Law” continued to be enforced, although in a modified form, all the way up until 1934 when national Prohibition was finally overturned.

June 2, 1975: On this day, Jeb Dunnuck was born. Based in Colorado, this wine critic founded his own website to share his thoughts, reviews, and critiques of wines from France and the West Coast of the United States.

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