It is not only from an economic point of view that the country needed a long time to get over the consequences of prohibition
. Even today, wine is not a normal part of everyday culture, as it is in Europe.
Wine, which is treated as a drug in many states, can practically not be shown anywhere in public, let alone drunk. Alcohol consumption under the age of 21 is illegal. For younger winegrowing students, the Californian governor Jerry Brown had to change a law recently, so that they could also taste their own wine. However, swallowing is still forbidden.
Demagogic phrases like "the devil alcohol" are still bandied about today, and you can even find individual anachronistic anti saloon leagues. Administrative matters are handled by the ATF [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives], a federal law enforcement organisation, which reports to the Ministry of Justice, and regularly works together with the FBI. In many states, sales channels such as mail order selling are closed.