Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Price of Wine, Christmas 1900

Wine History: The Price of Wine in 1900
The Price of Wine in 1900.
Here's an ad from the Alexandria Gazette, December 31, 1900, that is a snapshot of wine prices at the time. "Very Old Sherry Wine" is $1.50/gallon on special; "Extra Dry Sweet Catawba Wine" is on $0.90/gallon!

After inflation, this is $33/gallon and $19.80/gallon respectively.

At least it is relatively cheap to taste for oneself what "Extra Dry Sweet" means...