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Old 09-07-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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Lasseter coming to WDW for Food and Wine

Apparently, John Lasseter is coming out to WDW for the Food and Wine festival....which I find quite interesting.

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blo...-fest-dinners/

Lasseter hasn't spent much time at (or on) WDW since he took his larger role with Disney. I find it interesting he's going to make the trip out in October (and you'd think he's not just there to dine and dash).

I wonder if this is happy coincidence/a way to make some extra $$$ or if it means he's going to turn his attention to WDW, a bit.
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He might be visiting the Food and Wine Festival because he does own a vineyard in Northern California.
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He might be visiting the Food and Wine Festival because he does own a vineyard in Northern California.
Very good point.

But his trips to WDW have been pretty few and far between.
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Is it true that Lasseter's wine is being sold at Be Our Guest? Without dipping into the abyss that is the MK Alcohol debate, I think that WDW selling Lasseter's wine is a conflict of interest of sorts. If nothing else, it's an unfair advantage, don't you think?
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Is it true that Lasseter's wine is being sold at Be Our Guest? Without dipping into the abyss that is the MK Alcohol debate, I think that WDW selling Lasseter's wine is a conflict of interest of sorts. If nothing else, it's an unfair advantage, don't you think?

I'm sure he'd call it "synergy".

Should I be surprised someone from the Finger Lakes (the best wine-making region in America IMO) has an issue with it?
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I'm sure he'd call it "synergy".

Should I be surprised someone from the Finger Lakes (the best wine-making region in America IMO) has an issue with it?
haha! I do love my wine - enough to work at a winery one day per weekend. The perks are terrific!
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Is it true that Lasseter's wine is being sold at Be Our Guest? Without dipping into the abyss that is the MK Alcohol debate, I think that WDW selling Lasseter's wine is a conflict of interest of sorts. If nothing else, it's an unfair advantage, don't you think?
To answer the first question: Yes.

To answer the second: Probably...but not by strict corporate definitions. The Lasseter vineyard is a family business venture...though I'm sure he discloses his relationship with it to the SEC.

I think there's been enough curiosity from the Disney fans about the winery (and I'd be surprised if it wasn't a big seller) that Disney can plead demand, when talking to the press and public about it.
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He might be visiting the Food and Wine Festival because he does own a vineyard in Northern California.
He is, but I guess you all know that by now, they'll be serving the Lasseter wines at the dinner.
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