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Winery Reacts to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Impromptu Endorsement

on 14/02/15 at 12:25 pm

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg with WineA California winery is responding to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s claim that she was “not quite sober” after drinking a bottle of its wine before President Obama’s State of the Union address this year.

Christopher Barefoot, vice president of public relations at Opus One Winery in Oakville, Calif., said the winery’s staff was overjoyed to hear Ginsburg enjoyed their wine.

“We were delighted to learn we were included in such an important meal. It’s a great feeling,” he said.

‘Notorious’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg ‘Wasn’t 100 Percent Sober’ at State of the Union

“Before we went to the State of the Union, Justice Kennedy brought in … it was an Opus something or other, very fine California wine, and I vowed this year, just sparkling water, stay away from the wine,” Ginsburg reportedly said Thursday night during a talk hosted by the Smithsonian Associates in D.C. ”But in the end, the dinner was so delicious, it needed wine.”