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OKG Newsletter

Topic: liquor

Counterpoint: Paying the price

This issue is more complicated than just changing one law


Bill Bishop
As a retail liquor store owner, I am against allowing grocery stores to sell wine and high-point beer for many reasons, including the start-up cost of our business and the reality that this is part of our livelihood. However, this issue is not as easy as it might appear, and there are other factors to consider.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Spirited competition

Letters to the Editor

Tom Furlong
Come on, Gazette; if you’re presenting a Point/Counterpoint discussion, present both sides!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Booze redo

Letters to the Editor

Glenn Gore
Bill Bishop’s “Counterpoint: Paying the price” (Commentary, Jan. 19, Gazette) is so full of holes, it would not hold water in a flood. His arguments against updating Oklahoma’s medieval alcohol laws are a blatant example of wanting to protect the interests of a few, while ignoring the interests of the general population.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

OKC Chamber CEO’S chronology is incorrect

Letters to the Editor

Williams is simply incorrect on his chronology. He stated current Oklahoma alcohol laws date to statehood 103 years ago. Oklahoma came to statehood absolutely prohibiting possession, sale, consumption, manufacture (and I think transportation) of alcohol: complete and total prohibition.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Quality control

Letters to the Editor

Brett Grimes
The idea that Texas liquor laws have a negative impact on selection and price in that state is an outright fallacy. Most major cities in Texas have robust selections in grocery and chain stores, and have thriving niche liquor stores with items the bigger stores rarely stock.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hot shots

With a box full of liquor and a houseful of friends, a little creativity can make for a night you won’t soon forget — for better or worse.

Food and Drink Features

Charles Martin
Shots are often derided as an immature drink for the unrefined drinker, but a glimpse through any bartending guide reveals a complex world of mixology.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Belle of the bars

Dazzle your friends and family this season with your libation readiness.

Food and Drink Features

Christina Nihira
Well-chosen liquor instantly adds a glow to gatherings by inspiring conversation and uplifting spirits.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The price of modernizing alcohol laws


Brett Robinson
Thanks to a recent state Supreme Court decision, Oklahoma voters will decide whether to allow the 15 most populous counties to vote on allowing the sale of wine in certain grocery stores. They will vote whether to “modernize” so-called “antiquated” liquor laws so that our daily lives will be more convenient. Some claim this will be an excellent job recruitment tool, up there with high wages and on-site Botox injections.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lupe Fiasco — Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1

Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
Lupe Fiasco, trying to rebound from his disappointing third album, Lasers, has released his highly anticipated fourth album, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012