Frank Sinatra, Mclovin, Bruce Wayne and more! These are just a few of the code names high profile lobbyists are using on their wine lockers at local Washington Restaurants in order to fly under the radar. While reading the article Pour relation: Key figures behind Washington’s wine lockers are a rich mystery from the Washington Post this morning, I kept thinking to myself, what’s the big deal?? So they have a wine locker at the Capital Grille. At $350 a pop, I would hardly say it is outlandish.
There comes a point when lobbyists need to catch a break. Is it really that much of an issue if they happen to enjoy expensive wine? I certainly enjoy a nice glass of wine although I don’t think there’s any way I’ll jump to the front of the 10 year wine locker waiting list! Sometimes I think people forget that these individuals are hard workers too, and are in many cases fighting for causes you support! Interestingly, it seems that no one is upset that Ovechkin (he has a bottle of Opus One for goodness sake!) and his coach Bruce Boudreau are both proud owners of wine lockers.