This happened quite a long time ago, but when I was around the age of 7 I went to a family party. Of course there was drinking and I distinctly remember one of my uncles calling me over and giving me a sip of alcohol to drink. Now, I don't remember what it was exactly, but it tasted ghastly! I conversed with many people over the years and they've also had the experience where an adult had given them alcohol when they were children. Have any of you ever experienced this and why is it such a common thing?