I have lived in several states and each seemed to have their own peculiarity around buying alcohol. When I was 18 and 19 years old the drinking age where I lived was 21, but we could drive to Wisconsin in less than 2 hours for a legal drink at the Brat Stop, or Alpine Valley. I always found it odd that the drinking age seemed to encourage young people to get drunk hours from home and then drive impaired instead of being able to buy closer to home.
In Texas you can buy liquor in grocery stores, but the aisle with alcohol is taped off and closed on Sunday due to lingering Blue Laws. In Florida you could get beer and wine at drive through windows, like abandoned car-washes, and on occasion would be gifted with a free beer when you fill the tank.
Selling beer and wine in Washington is a different sort of challenge. I am required to only sell adult beverages purchased from certified wholesalers. If I run out I am not allowed to run to the grocery store and stock up on beer and wine, it would violate my license. Unfortunately there was a recent merger in the wholesale beverage world, one of my suppliers consumed the other. This means that there will be a lot of shuffling people around, sales reps don't have a clear understanding of what products they have available, drivers can't find destinations, I need to write 2 different checks to the same company for 2 deliveries, from the same company that arrived together, on 2 different trucks with 2 different drivers. Since one of the 2 merged entities was a union shop and the other was not, they will need to continue making 2 separate shipments because only union members can make deliveries out of one of the warehouses. Apparently the merged company has stopped supplying all of the wine that we bought from them without notifying our new sales rep of this fact, so we are likely to run out of wine before we're able to re-stock. Maybe I can find a different local vendor that carries some Texas wine.