Archive for March 15th, 2011

Burger King’s CEO Declares British Food “Terrible” & British Women “Unattractive” – USA

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Burger King

Burger King’s, new Brazilian-born boss, Bernardo Hees recent faux pas, when referring to his time spent at the University of Warwick while studying for an MBA, is taking some heat. He declared that the major reason he was not distracted from his studies was that British food was “terrible” and British women were “unattractive”.

This prompted the woman’s campaign officer at University of Warwick to question, “if he views women as potential distractions in academia, I wonder how he views them in the workplace? Michelin-starred Chef Marcus Wareing, whose dishes are composed of home-grown food at London’s Berkeley Hotel have helped along Britain’s, growing reputation in the culinary world, also found the insults hard to swallow. He said it was staggering they had come from someone in charge of a firm churning out fast food, adding: “It’s an insult to British gastronomy.” Hees has since apologized through a spokesperson.

Chinese Buyer of Bordeaux Château Disregards Wine Making Protocol; Infuriates Former French Owner – France

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Ch. de la Salle

The former owner of Château de la Salle, Blaye charges his Chinese buyers Zhongai, a company based in Dalian, China with bad business dealings. The Chinese company has infuriated the French owner by doing little since buying the wine estate, including not keeping up the vineyards or getting ready for the approaching harvest. Two months after the deal closed, the house remains shuttered and no manager has been hired. The two employees of the winery turn up but there is no money to put diesel in the tractor. “No one from Zhongai have ever visited the property,”  said Patrick Etineau. “I put my heart into making a good wine and I never would have sold them the Château had I known they would act like this.” They also had the audacity to threaten to expand into neighboring vineyards and dump all the production into the vats without any selection for quality, diluting any notion of terroir.