Letters to the Editor

Water versus wine

‘Mama, can I have a drink of water?” “Sorry honey, we are out of water, but I can give you a glass of wine instead.”

I know this is a little far-fetched, but someday it could happen.

Our family took a trip on Highway 101 South from Atascadero, and I couldn’t believe the rows upon rows of grape vines all along the way toward Santa Ynez as far as the eye can see. This doesn’t count north of Atascadero. Don’t our local governments see what is happening? Do we really need that much wine? I am not a teetotaler, but I do feel water is far more important.