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Living in a dry county!
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Annie in KY    Posted 06-13-2003 at 09:20:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Okay, I have lived in a "dry county" for over a year. Now, I know this means I can't get any alcohol at my local store or have a nice glass of vino with my pasta at the local restaurant. But, does anyone know how living in a dry county affects having alcohol on your own private residence and does this mean I'm not legally allowed to make wine in my basement for my own personal use from my private grape vines?

Maggie/TX    Posted 06-13-2003 at 20:42:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Annie, I don't know what the laws are in your state, but here in Texas it means that 1. Of course you can have whatever the heck you want to in the way of spirits in your own home. You just have to drive to the county line to get them. and 2. Yes, you CAN make your own wine or beer but just what you will use yourself, you are not supposed to make enough to sell. Now, as for me, if they want to come inspect what I've got in my house, they better send two or three big guys, because they won't get in otherwise.

Redneck    Posted 06-13-2003 at 11:07:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is different degrees of drinking.Someone who drinks one can of beer and has an accident that is not their fault,should not be automatically guilty just because they drank a can of beer.Common sence is out the window on most laws.Maybe the site will help.

Rosie    Posted 07-18-2003 at 13:08:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm going to be moving to a dry county in Tennessee and I was wondering exactly what that means. Does that mean that you really can't drink in that area or that you just have to go outside that jurisdiction to purchase alcoholic beverages? I was also wondering if they have bars.

Jimbob    Posted 06-13-2003 at 10:53:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I really do not drink spirits, but it would be a pain if I did in your county. I think I may have a few beers this summer.

Old Sarge for Salmoneye    Posted 06-13-2003 at 09:41:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Check yer email.

Did...    Posted 06-13-2003 at 10:27:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
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Scott    Posted 06-13-2003 at 09:37:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
There needs to be more "dry county's" in my opinion,but I am sure you are allowed to have alcohol in your own home.

Ron,Ar    Posted 06-13-2003 at 09:49:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Scott, the problem with dry counties is that too many folks drive 20 to 50 miles to buy alcoholic beverages and start consuming them when they sit in the drivers seat. Most of our alcohol related accidents happen to and from the "store".I make my own beer and wine but drink very little. It's a hobby and I enter some in competitions. I am 100% against drinking and driving!!! Most states allow you to do this but not all, check your local and state laws.The link below may help.

Scott    Posted 06-13-2003 at 19:32:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
If the individual cannot wait until he gets home to drink that is the individuals fault not the countys problem,in NON dry countys people drink and drive.There is a dry city a few miles from where I live and it is a nice little town.I think an individual should be able to make home brew in his home,but keep it at home..Nothing wrong with a beer or two,as long as it is done in moderation and people are responsible about it.

benji    Posted 06-30-2003 at 13:48:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
yes i was wondering me and my wife drink at home we was wondering how many cases are we aloud to come back from a wet count to a dry one cause it so far to just go get a case......

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