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:: August 20, 2002 ::
Cult winos

A notorious cult group led by an alleged sexual predator is producing wine by the truckload according to the Sacramento Bee. But despite the groups long sordid history and questionable working conditions, one columnist for the effete "Wine Spectator" calls their product line "very promising." Hey, Sadaam Hussein has some "promising" petroleum products, why not give him a plug?

The "Fellowship of Friends," led by Robert Burton is selling wine around California and many buyers don't seem to care that it's produced by cult labor. Sniffed the "Wine Director" at the San Francisco Ritz Carlton, who sells the stuff at $10 per glass, "There is value and quality and I never took into consideration anything else about them." Maybe the hotel should take advantage of the "value" provided by "quality" goods made through child labor and sweatshops?

One apparently more concerned buyer concluded, "While their quality is good, there are a lot of other wines out there and I just don't want to work with a winery that has all that excess baggage." Sounds like principle won out over profit with at least one businessman.

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