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Richert: Five Wives Meet Nanny State

The state of Idaho has poured Five Wives Vodka a shot of free publicity. Not that Ogden's Own Distillery is in an ideal position to cash in. The Utah-produced vodka is essentially a controlled substance in Idaho, where the rules of private enterprise govern nearly every sector of commerce, save for booze. Five Wives has been banned from the shelves of Idaho's state-run liquor stores — because the brand name, and its too-tepid-to-be-edgy reference to polygamy, may be offensive to Idaho Mormons. Never mind that practicing Mormons aren't supposed to frequent a liquor store. (Not to put to sharp a point on it, but that's the truth)/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Will you toast Kevin's column with a Five Wives Vodka Black Russian?


Read more here: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/05/30/krichert/when_five_wives_meet_idahos_nanny_state#storylink=twt#storylink=cpy

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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