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In life, you have to stand up for what you believe in. You’ve been given the right to protest and to exercise your freedom of speech. We were all born with inalienable rights that we’d be foolish to give up. So when I came across the headline “This Man Is Suing an Airline For Serving Him Sparkling Wine Instead of Champagne,” I nearly spit out my grass-fed butter coffee because the actions of this airline are – simply put – inexcusable.
Per Town & Country:
Daniel Macduff was traveling to Cuba on a Sunwing flight that advertised complimentary on-board champagne, the BBC reports. When Macduff boarded his flight, he didn’t receive the bubbly he expected. Instead, he got a cheaper sparkling wine. Horrified, he dialed his lawyer.
“It’s not about the pettiness of champagne versus sparkling wine,” said Macduff’s lawyer Sébastien Paquette. “It’s the consumer message behind it.”
The lawsuit adds that Sunwing’s marketing materials included references to Champagne, as in the real thing produced in the Champagne region of France (AKA our favorite type of bubbly with magical health benefits).
You know what? I get it. I get it.
If I go to a restaurant and order Belgian Platinum Baerii Sturgeon caviar and the waiter comes back with an inferior a California White Sturgeon? Uh, yeah, I’m going to be asking to speak to a manager. Sure, the peon intern who puts together those little brochures tucked into the airline seats? I bet his palate is trash and he was just trying to steal some credit hours by subbing “champagne” for “prosecco” or “sparkling wine.” I bet he wouldn’t know the difference between a Wagyu steak tartare and a pile of ground chuck. Embarrassing.
Thankfully, 1,600 other wronged individuals have piled onto this class action lawsuit as well. I’ve never even heard of “Sunwing Airlines” but I may try to insert myself in there as well just because I’d rather die standing up for what I believe in than live my entire life on my knees drinking sparkling wine from inland California rather than France.
Do you want to live in a world where you’re served New York Hog Creek oysters instead of Lady Chatterleys from Prince Edward Island? Where companies try to sell you 100 percent cashmere when it’s actually a blend? Where every scented candle is a Yankee rather than a hand-poured Diptyque or Cire Trudon? I want to throw up just thinking about it.
Never sacrifice your taste for the benefit of others. Your aesthetic is too important and you can literally feel people pointing and laughing when they see your Instagram story filled with off-color bubbly that’s clearly not Veuve. .