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American Aristocracy

  A message about “American Aristocracy” Henry Gage (3rd Viscount Gage) son of Thomas Gage (Royal Military Governor of Massachusetts) was responsible for the purchase of an estimated 19,000 bottles of wine including the most popular at the time among the aristocrats: red port, dark sherry, and Madeira…  As the aristocrats surely were not giving the wine to those commoners paying the excessively punitive taxation of … [Read more...]

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