American folk culture: Street wine, born of the Great Depres

American folk culture: Street wine

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Street wines, born of the Great Depression, are an integral part of American folk culture, appearing in many songs, movies and television shows. These beverages, popularly known as hooch, are inexpensive fortified wines that usually include added sugar, colorings and flavorings among their ingredients. They typically contain from 15-20% alcohol by volume, which is a lot of bang for the buck. Let’s take a look at these cultural curiosities. There are five dominant brands in the U.S. market.