Smithsonian Institution Affirms Wine's Role in American Culture

From the Jun 30, 1996, issue
June 30, 1996 Smithsonian Institution Affirms Wine's Role in American Culture At the beginning of the 1990s, wine seemed to be a target for official Washington. Federal regulators dismissed it as a health risk, congressmen were clamoring for even more dire label warnings and the time seemed ripe for a higher "sin" tax on its consumption.

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