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Bill would let winemaking students
under 21 taste their work

Los Angeles Times, by Carla Rivera

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Posted By:ElSid, 6/25/2014 2:09:37 PM

On what she expects will be the "most exciting day of her life" next month, Jaclyn Cubillas will probably be working on a lush Northern California vineyard, surrounded by grapes destined to become fine Syrah and Zinfandel. (Snip) But it trails New York, Colorado, Florida and Vermont, among others, in one key aspect of the business: College students taking courses in wine production and beer brewing are unable to taste the alcoholic beverages until they are 21, the legal drinking age. That could change under legislation that would lift the underage ban for students enrolled in tasting courses that are required for an associate's or bachelor's degree.

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File this under, "what could possibly go wrong here?" So, does someone "older" nearby buy the wine for a price? This will be followed by younger students sampling drugs (smoke, but don´t inhale & sniff, but don´t ingest) for law enforcement college studies.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: killerbee, 6/25/2014 2:31:28 PM     (No. 9899500)

Raising the drinking age has resulted in an epidemic of binge drinking which is not just unhealthy physically, but leads to other behaviors that are also appalling.

I say move it to what it was in VA when I lived there. 18 for beer and wine and 21 for hard liquor. Keep the strong penalties for drunk driving, of course.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kofcfn, 6/25/2014 2:56:18 PM     (No. 9899539)

make it easier, 19 across the board. That will give them one year to calm down and get into their life rut.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JimS, 6/25/2014 4:57:53 PM     (No. 9899687)

I grew up with 18 as the legal age to drink, and everything was just fine.
Somehow, I managed to survive the extreme danger of youthful drinking that forced MADD to push to get the drinking age raised to 21 some years ago.
Think about it...you can vote at 18, you can fight and die in Afghanistan, but you can´t legally drink? Oh, but you can legally get stoned on pot, depending on your zip code, or whether it is "medical."
IGNORE this stupid, leftist nanny-state fascist drinking age law. After all, Obama ignores all laws.

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