September 2020

Prohibition in Canada and Quebec (1878-1930)

The US “noble experience” of prohibition has left the imagination of many, often eclipsing similar experiences elsewhere in North America. Like its southern neighbor, Canada has experienced several forms of prohibition: national, provincial and municipal.

Champagne against prohibition 1919-1933

When in 1919, the Volstead Act banned the consumption of alcohol in the United States, champagne is particularly affected. The American market represented up to 4,500,000 bottles out of the 30 million bottles…