Produced in the 1980s, this profile of the Taylor Wine Company shows the corporation at the height of its influence. The film recounts the start of the company, which began in 1880 by Walter Stephen Taylor, a cooper's son who started a commercial grape juice company in New York s Finger Lakes region. Two years later, wine production was added, and by the 1920s, the Taylor Wine Company was firmly established. Walter Taylor's three sons carefully guided the company through Prohibition and beyond, making it the most important winery in the Northeast and profoundly affecting the people and community of Hammondsport, where the company was headquartered.
In the 1960s, the Taylor family took the company public. Ranked sixth in domestic wine production and ripe for corporate takeover, the company was sold to Coca-Cola in 1977. In the mid-1990s the company was destroyed, a story recounted in the book "Over a Barrel: The Rise and Fall of New York's Taylor Wine Company" by Thomas Pellechia (find it on Amazon).
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