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Oregon Wine Board

Oregon Wine Board site

Okay, we get the idea behind the age restriction on drinking (even if we might quibble about where exactly it should be). But this statement on the splash page of the Oregon Wine Board‘s web site leaves us a little flummoxed:

“This web site is intended for those of legal drinking age. By entering the Oregon Wine Board web site, you affirm that you are of legal drinking age where you reside.”

So . . . a class of voters who can choose the people who select the Oregon Wine Board, which controls what’s on the Oregon Wine Board web site, but aren’t allowed to see for themselves what’s on it. (Sorry, the tech to make wine available over the net doesn’t seem to have been invented yet.)

What’s on it is the usual run of press releases, promotional material and so on. Which must be more hazardous than we’d realized . . .

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