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The real wine scandal in the hit TV show “Scandal”

The real wine scandal in the hit TV show “Scandal” is the way Olivia Pope holds that Burgundy glass drinking her Bordeaux wine… and when it happens.

Just my observations… The glass has a super long stem, so I put this on Facebook on March 14. I had to go back to check, because I got a great answer from Mary Cressler.

I wrote:

Okay, I have a love/hate relationship with the show “Scandal.” The intrigue, I love. The fast talking is like a bad Seinfeld episode… Not to mention the way Olivia Pope holds her Burgundy glass, slugging down Bordeaux. Yeah, check out the red wine bottles she always pouring her wine from… To suggest that she’s a wine connoisseur, she missed wine components 101… No one holds the glass that way, girl friend, except me 25 years ago.

Mary Cressler, founder of Vindulge:

You mean THIS glass?Burgundy glass.

Yeah, that’s so it. I’d love to see a more positive reason for having wine on this program… They do occasionally portray this character dining with her father and she’s having wine. I’d prefer to not seeing wine primarily used at the end of each day to swig away her stress.

Just me and my humble opinion. We, as an industry, have spent so much time trying to elevate wine from something that M.A.D.D  is furious about, to something that’s an everyday beverage to be enjoyed in a way that complements foods and/or with friends, family, good food, and great times.

I believe this show is doing wine a bit of an injustice; otherwise, I love the program.

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2 Responses to “The real wine scandal in the hit TV show “Scandal””

  1. Barnaby Hughes says:

    And what about the episode where Olivia Pope and a client drink straight from the bottle?

  2. Jo Diaz says:

    Yeah, that one also got to me… But, in all fairness, I did grab a bottle of Petite Sirah after one of the Dark & Delicious events, and took a swig. I have witnesses… my volunteers. They applauded.

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