I do hate the fact that we have a monopoly-system in regards to liqueur because the "Winemonopoly" (yes, it's called that in Norway) closes too early on Saturdays, thus preventing me to buy some wine for some celebration dinner...
We have a law that says no alcohol sales before noon on Sunday. Is it anything like that?
For some reason this fascinates me. :P
Hehe, BEFORE noon? That I didn't know.
Unlike in the US there is only one company that can sell alcohols above a certain % (think it was 2-2.5% something). EDIT: Vinmonopolet, as it's name, closes 1500 on Saturdays.
Normal shops (these can only sell normal beers and softdrinks with a little alcohol) are not allowed to sell alcohol after 1800 on weekdays and 1500 on Saturdays, after that they literally
have to hide everything with alcohol behind a curtain (only god knows why, children are usually watching cartoons / eating and are preparing for bed at this hour). Normal shops are closed on sunday, only kiosks such as 7-11 or gasstation shops are open on Sundays and they are not allowed to sell alcohol.
Traditions are highly valued here so Sunday-open food-shops have been illegal until recently, but then the owners have to close about 80-90 % of their shop into "kiosks reguations", and so very few bother with having it open on Sundays.
I'm sorry, I honestly don't think this is a country for you :P