Price of Wine in 1912
Cheers to wine clubs! For those who enjoy the occasional tipple but live far away from the wine , country, wine clubs offer access. Shipping wine from distributer to consumer has been around for hundreds of years. Here’s a curious find.
Wine distributor prices from 1912 from Clarke’s wine:
Look closely. You’ll see scuppernong wine, which is a thick-skinned grape indigenous to the south. When our family lived in Georgia, we would go and pick scuppernong grapes. You’ll also see Mumm and Krug under Champagnes – brands we still have today. This means that they were able to survive prohibition, no small feat for wine producers.