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Mancini Beverage Raises a Glass to Prohibition Repeal’s 86th Anniversary

Rhode Island and Connecticut based alcohol distributor reflects on the history of alcohol industry

Eighty-six years ago one of the most catastrophic experiments was put to rest. The Prohibition had finally been repealed just in time for the holiday season, where wine and spirits were now both legal and safe.

On December 5th, Mancini Beverage is celebrated the 86th anniversary of the 21st Amendment. The constitutional amendment repealed a 13-year-long national ban on alcohol, known as Prohibition, and established the modern state-based alcohol distribution network that continues to support Rhode Island and Connecticut’s local alcohol market and consumers today.    
 
The 21st Amendment allows Mancini Beverage to support our community with great jobs and charitable giving,” said Jacquelyn Mancini, Director of Business and Development. “We take much pride in our responsibility to not only deliver the best to our consumers, but to provide gratifying and stable work for our teams and to give back to our community in a meaningful way.” 
 
On Dec. 5, 1933, the United States ratified the 21st Amendment, repealing the 18th Amendment and granting states the ability to enact and enforce alcohol laws. The states’ right to regulate alcohol created by the 21st Amendment also gave birth to the alcohol accountability network, which separates the production, distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages.  
 
State alcohol laws set out to protect communities and consumers and hold the alcohol industry accountable to local oversight while promoting competition and a powerful marketplace. This regulatory network continues to improve, and each component plays a critical role in the ongoing, long-term success of the beverage industry.

Mancini Beverage raises a glass to all the producers, distributors, and retailers around the U.S.