“[W]ine,” Thomas Jefferson once said, “[is] a necessary of life with me.” The French Ambassador turned president spent well over $365,000 in today’s currency on imported wines during his eight-year tenure as president of the United States. The intoxicating rights once afforded to Jefferson, as a drafter of the Constitution, have shifted throughout history with the passing of the Eighteenth and Twenty-First Amendments.
Matthew D. Warren,
Missouri’s Hangover: Wine-ing about Direct-to-Consumer Prohibition,
87 Mo. L. Rev.
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