Babies Like Wine Too
Doesn’t it seem like their is an attitude of zero tolerance for the idea of placing minors even in the very proximity of alcohol?
Many schools will send a child home or make them wear a school sweatshirt if they come to class with wearing winery schwag. We are constantly told that if any amount of alcohol hits the lips of a person under 21 they will die a terrible death and take others with them. Hell, the very idea that a minor looks at an advertisement for alcohol seems to set off some people.
I’ve long held that a minor’s solid, responsible introduction to and education in the merits and downside of alcohol is a good thing. I’ve tried to do just this with my children. Interestingly, my son LOVES to sip and try wines at the dinner table or when we just open a bottle to drink. He’s 14. My daughter simply hates the taste of alcohol.
Nevertheless, there does exist in this society a seeming zero tolerance when it comes to minors and alcohol.
That’s why I like what Tyler Colman over at DrVino.com is doing with his "Kids At Wineries" Photo Contest. It’s subversive. It’s fun. And it sends the message that children won’t shrivel up into little balls of goo if they get close to wine.
THE VOTING FOR BEST PHOTO OF KIDS AT WINERIES HAS BEGUN AT DRVINO.COM
I recommend you go over there and check out the cut baby shots. Vote. Be Subversive.