Alcohol in South America

13 July 2007
8:00 AM

In the U.S. would you ever see a 12-year-old buy a bottle of wine for his mother at the corner store? How about this drive-thru liquor store in Bolivia? Note that this drive-thru is not merely drive-up, like many so-called “drive-thrus” in America; you actually drive through the store.

Drive-thru liquor store in Bolivia

What about a wine tasting in your local Walmart? This one is at the Lider down the block from our apartment.

Wine tasting in Lider supermarket

These were a few sights that called my attention here. They made me think, “You’d never see this in the States.” Then again, you have to realize, I’m from Utah.