Fibbers in the Vineyards-The Armstrongs’ and Te’oo’s of Wine…

Ladies and Gents,

This week has seen its’ share of scandals. Oprah, Lance Armstrong, and Te’o are on the top of the Google Search lists, and rightly so. Lying about a dead girlfriend (the Te’o-ing craze is bloody hilarious), or a history of doping that make Bonds or MacGuire look like angels, deservedly needs to be talked about. It may not be major world news, but it begs the question…

Should athletes be held to a higher standard? For that matter, should personalities in the wine world be scrutinized equally?

I say yes, when it comes to furthering your career. For those of us in the wine industry, the allegations surrounding wine folk like Natalie MacLean, Jay Miller, and Pancho Campo are well documented. However, Jay Miller and Natalie MacLean have defended their position, much to the chagrin of their peers. Mr. Campo was forced to rescind his MW title. Consider it the asterisk after Barry Bonds’ HR record…

We are commending Lance for coming clean. His crimes against the cycling community, although horrible, can be forgiven.

Ms. MacLean, Mr. Miller, there may be a lesson learned…

Cheers,
William

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About terroirradioandtv

I am constantly humbled by the fact that I get paid to drink, talk, and walk wine. After 25 years in both hospitality and the alcohol industry, this blog provides a little education, and, hopefully, a touch of humor and perception to the world of wine and spirits. You can also find me on our internet show, wineguystv, and on clear channel/iheart radio as a co-host with Keith Miller and Becky Creighton on a weekly wine and food show called vineanddineradio.
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