November 14, 2013 02:30 PM by Lisa Princ
A few seasons ago on Duck Dynasty, we watched as Willie Robertson purchased a winery, only to fail miserably at making a good vino. That, however, did not stop Robertson from continuing to pursue his dream, as it was revealed recently that he had scored a wine deal. But now it seems that the Duck Commander CEO is facing the backlash of dealing with alcohol!
Duck Dynasty fans have another reason to celebrate because our favorite bearded star has scored a wine deal. It was announced recently that Willie Robertson has partnered up the winemakers of the Trinchero Family Estates in Napa, which will bring us three types of wine from Robertson: Triple Threat Red Blend, Miss Priss Pink Moscato, and Wood Duck Chardonnay, because well, Willie believes that everyone should be able to have an inexpensive, yet delicious wine. “Yuppie folks ain’t the only ones who can enjoy good wine. This is good wine for good people, and it’s made by good people,” Robertson said of the wine, which is set to hit Walmart stores for under $10 a bottle.
However, Robertson is now facing the backlash of his new wine deal. One religious group, Family Ministries, had a prior deal with Robertson, who was set to speak for them, since his family is known for their Christian values. But since learning that he is now selling wine, Family Ministries has terminated their deal with Willie. “Our greatest responsibility is to the young people we serve. Therefore, we feel that in light of the recent news that the stars of Duck Dynasty are partnering with Trinchero Family Estates to launch Duck Commander Wines, to continue with this event would send mixed messages to the young people who go through our adolescent drug and alcohol program,” Family Ministries development director Derek Bell said in a statement earlier this week.
It’s kind of ironic to learn that Duck Commander has gone into the wine business, as both Phil and Si Robertson have struggled with alcohol in the past.
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