1934 price draws crowd of wine shoppers

The state liquor store on Coliseum Avenue in Nashua sold bottles of Chateau de Macard Bordeaux Superieur on Monday for $1.40 a bottle, one bottle per customer. This was the price former Alderman Joseph A. Therriault paid for a 1929 vintage Medoc Bordeaux Superieur on Aug. 17, 1934, the first day of business at the state’s liquor stores after Prohibition. Dorothy Charron, daughter of the former alderman, was at the store Monday with the 1929 bottle to mark the occasion. Therriault’s family had kept both the receipt and the bottle safely cellared away for 75 years.