After prohibition, the wine industry was totally devastated and left several wineries making only altar wine. During prohibition, instead of planting vineyards with wine grapes, they were filled with table grapes such as Thompson Seedless. The average person either made wine himself from fruit or grapes that were available, or they bought commercial wine that was made from concord grapes such as Mogen David. Most of the wines available in the United States were sweet wines.
During this time, the rest of the world had developed many advancements in the wine industry. The newly developed “wine snobs” looked down their noses at the American wine industry.
Great strides in replanting the vineyards with varietal grapes and blending them to an agreeable taste took several generations. Large wineries such as Ernest and Julio Gallo, strived to make every day wine drinking tasty and economical. Because of this transition, the accepted style of wine changed from super sweet to slightly sweet and then to dry table wine.
Now varietal wines have evolved from the exception to the standard. Varietal wines are wines that are named after the variety grape that makes up 60% of the wine. Examples of these are:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
American wines are now some of the finest in the world.
Cornhusker Beverage has a selection of wines that ranges from everyday economical wine to collector wines. Our wine selection is not limited to those made in California or even America; it extends to those made all over the world. With 40 years of experience, Jim always has a little insight into the history and style of a wine.
American Wines Available at Cornhusker:
American Champagne/Sparkling Wines Available at Cornhusker:
Imported Champagne Available at Cornhusker:
Australian Wines Available at Cornhusker:
Chilean Wines Available at Cornhusker:
Concha y Toro
French Wines Available at Cornhusker:
Chateau de Monfort
Spanish Wines Available at Cornhusker:
German Wines Available at Cornhusker:
Italian Wines Available at Cornhusker:
Leonarda da Vinci