Monday, July 21, 2014
All that changed today with California Governor Jerry Brown signing AB 1989, a bill that allows students of 18-20 years old who are enrolled in an accredited college oenology programme to taste, but not swallow, wine as a part of their coursework. The so-called sip and spit law, which is set to take effect next year, in part remedies the disparity of exactly when budding American-winemakers can begin to develop their own palates, legally. It's a start, but methinks all adults should be treated like adults as soon as they turn 18. I couldn't imagine not having been able to have a glass of bubbly on my 18th birthday. Thanks mum!