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Wine/Red Cross Pure Grape Brandy


I received a bottle if this one pint 8 oz bottle of Red Cross Grape Brandy by the Wm Bergenthal Company. I cannot find any information on it, as it seems he was more of a whisky distiller. I was wondering if it has any value, or is drinkable, or both. Thank you for your consideration!

Hi Kelby,

I'm not an expert on pre-prohibition US distilleries but it might be worth asking Wine Commune ( if the historic interest might make this an attractive lot for them to auction.

Alternatively, Milwaukee Public Museum ( might be interested in acquiring it for their collection of local history.

I'd certainly try it if you draw blanks with both of those ideas - if only for the experience!




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