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Red Carded

Posted by Philip James, Jun 22, 2007.

Its no longer safe on the wine trails of the Finger Lakes... Unruly tourists (students?) have been behaving so badly that over 50 wineries have adopted a yellow/red card system. In soccer (or football if you're not American) a yellow card is a warning and a red card is a 2 game suspension. Lets assume it means something similar here.

These students tourists have really exhibited some spectacularly bad behavior. Recent antics include "a college student almost killing himself doing a header off a winery deck, another customer coming close to drowning in a winery pond clearly posted 'no swimming,' customers urinating in the parking lot or scampering around topless."

The original article, that I read this in, is too polite, and keeps referring to the troublemakers as 'tourists'. Come on, tourists don't act like that, we were all students once - we know what they get up to (that's the other students, not us).

Just so long as the wineries are 'carding' everyone (age carding that is).


Reply by andrew, Jun 22, 2007.

Not to mention that most people get into cars right afterwards. I toured the fingerlakes wineries, it's a fun trip that unfortunately requires a lot of driving as well so I could only enjoy a very limited number of wines. Some people take any wine tasting as an opportunity to consume as much wine as they possibly can with predictable results.

Blog comment by Snooth Blog Lured by the stories of bad behavior, Oct 15, 2007.

[...] few months ago, I wrote about the blight of students behaving badly during tastings at wineries in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Ever the diligent [...]

Reply by Chris Carpita, Apr 1, 2008.

Wow, I passed up the opportunity to go on one of those tours. I can't imagine how embarrassing it would be to drown in a winery pond.

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