Letter to the Editor

Responsible drinking

AtascaderoJune 25, 2014 

Does anyone honestly believe that the viticulture students at Cal Poly are not tasting their own wines? Of course they are, unless there happens to be a policeman in the room.

We are the only “developed” nation — and perhaps we would be better described as “underdeveloped” — in the world that has a law forbidding those under 21 from having a glass of wine. Our young men and women can go off to war to fight and sometimes die at age 18, but they can’t enjoy an alcoholic drink.

The pseudo-prohibitionist politicians responsible for this idiocy should be more concerned with promoting responsible drinking at any age than denying a college student a glass of chilled sauternes on a hot day.

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