Encylopedia for Wine Enthusiasts

Legally Making Wine at Home

wine regulationsAfter the end of prohibition, a law was passed that allowed citizens to make wine and beer in their own homes for personal consumption. However, it was left up to the states to make this legal within their borders individually. As of today, there are only two states that have yet to allow their citizens this freedom: Alabama and Mississippi.

Even though it may be legal to make wine or beer in your state, there are still state and federal regulations around this practice that you’ll need to be aware of before proceeding.

Most states took the federal law’s suggestions, but some states only allow certain materials to be used, and still others have further regulations.

One of the most important aspects of making your own alcohol that you need to be aware of is that you cannot sell the fruits of your labor. This is because alcohol sales are taxed, and if you sell it yourself, the government doesn’t get its cut.

Nevertheless, making your own wine is a fun and interesting hobby to pick up.

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