Everyone had quite the time pointing out that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dozed off during the State of the Union the other week.
So then Ruth tells everyone that Justice Kennedy brought wine to the dinner they had before the SOTU and therefore she “wasn’t 100% sober.” Hilarious – because who doesn’t knock back a glass or two before a work event? She then said, “It was an Opus something or other, very fine California wine, and I vowed this year, just sparkling water, stay away from the wine. But in the end, the dinner was so delicious, it needed wine.”
The wine she’s referring to is Opus One, a joint wine venture between Robert Mondavi and Baroness Philippine de Rothschild. They make expensive Bordeaux-style blends in Napa, with the current vintage is selling for $245.
Opus One tweeted back at a local CBS station who reported on the incident:
@CBSSF We are just glad to have been a part of that meal with distinguished guests, with wine being shared between friends and colleagues.
— Opus One (@OpusOneWinery) February 14, 2015
More power to Ruthie at 81. And I love how none of the other Justices like side-arm jabbed her or anything to waker her up either! Washington is so cutthroat.