Anyways, some of the more open-minded folks there want to allow wine sales in stores saying, "People just want to have wine with dinner." while others say, "It still has the same addictive qualities (as other alcohol)."
These folks are trying to get enough signatures to put this on the November ballot. Even at that the new law would stipulate only in large stores, only in the larger counties (?), and only after local voter okay. I have no idea why it would only be allowed in counties with over 50,000 residents. Maybe you can't trust people in the more rural areas with a bottle of Cabernet?
Article from CBS News
My favorite line from the above article? "The petition seeks a statewide vote on one of the biggest changes to Oklahoma's liquor laws since Prohibition was repealed in 1959." Whoa, that's a half-century behind most of us. Anyway, it would be nice to see reasonableness prevail.
|Chapel Creek Winery in El Reno OK|
where they can actually sell their own wine!
Image from oklahomawines.org