Most of us are familiar with Sunday sale laws and laws regarding the sale of booze at grocery stores, (check out the nationwide maps below), but these here are some pretty outdated and basically unenforceable liquor laws that really should be changed.
Don't use the "R" word:
According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BAFT), the word "refreshing" can't be utilized when describing alcohol beverages. That forces us, the alcohol consumers, to describe beer as brisk, gin as invigorating, and wine as reviving. That's right BAFT, we have a thesaurus.
When in Rome, Don't Act Like You Are:
Thanks to the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act, an underage student studying abroad is forbade from drinking alcohol, even if they are in a country where they meet the drinking age requirements. Of course, this sort of defeats the purpose of studying abroad altogether: what's the point of drinking in a different culture if you aren't allowed to be drinking in a different culture.
Bring Cash and Coins to Des Moines:
In Iowa, it's illegal to start a tab at a bar. This is a concept that undoubtedly leaves out of town patrons a-maized. Sorry, that was corny.
A Women's Consent: Pennsylvania law prohibits a man from buying alcohol without a note of permission from his wife. This has turned women's liberation into women's libation and, not surprisingly, left many Pennsylvania men single.
Three at a time: The law of Texas states that no person can consume more than three sips of beer at a time if they are standing up. But, if they are falling over or stumbling around, then that may be a
Obviously, the above laws are rarely - if ever - enforced in the industry of wine and spirits. This is for the better: those of us who love wine and beer would never be able to adhere to the above regulations. A world of alcohol that didn't allow us to go out drinking with the boys, the girls, and the Alaskan wildlife, just wouldn't be the same.