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.
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- 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.