Prohibition saw breweries and vineyards shut down across
Downtown Los Angeles; authorities would destroy alcohol production centers. But
San Antonio Winery survived and flourished. Thank you LA Downtown News for this
amazing piece on our history.
…Prohibition also devastated Los Angeles’ winemaking
industry, which was centered around Downtown in what is now Chinatown and Union
Station. Already hurt by blight, drought and development, the Volstead Act
effectively killed off Downtown’s vineyards. Only a few in California remained,
taking advantage of an exemption that allowed for alcohol production for
religious purposes—Wallace noted that one Jewish temple in Los Angeles saw its
congregation grow from 180 families to more than 1,000 over the course of
Prohibition. The San
Antonio Winery in Lincoln Heights just on the other side of the Los Angeles
River, stayed in operations, making sacramental wine for churches.
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19 Christmas Cocktails To Get You Through That Awkward Family Dinner
Eggnog, and cider, and…sangria? Sure!
Ah, the holidays. They’re so idyllic, with steaming mugs of cider, warm sweaters, and such. Many. Parties. It’s the time of the year when you have to shovel snow off your driveway, see family members you try to avoid, and could really use a drink. No matter what kind of cocktail you want, we’ve got you covered this season. Whether you’re looking for a punch, a margarita, or just a twist on good, old-fashioned Champagne or eggnog, get into the holiday spirit with these 19 Christmas-y cocktails ideal for festive parties and family gatherings.
#13 Candy Cane Lane
Melt one package of semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave. Dip rims of Champagne flutes in the chocolate, then roll in crushed candy canes. Place glasses in the fridge to allow chocolate to harden. For each cocktail, combine 4 oz. Stella Rosa Imperiale Prosecco and 1 oz. peppermint vodka in one of the prepared flutes.