Dem mad at 'House of Cards' for saying NY wine 'tastes like piss'

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A congressman from Long Island is taking exception to an episode of the Netflix show "House of Cards," in which a fictional congresswoman said wine made in Long Island "tastes like piss."

An episode of the show's second season had a Long Island congressman boast about the great wine being made in his home district. In response, a fictional California congresswoman replied, "That's awesome. It tastes like piss compared to what we have in Napa."

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Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.), a real-life congressman who represents the eastern end of Long Island, responded this week by challenging the creators of the show to visit his district and try some of the wines being made there.

"I take exception to anyone criticizing Long Island wines," Bishop wrote, according to The Suffolk Times.

"We have exceptional wines produced by skilled, dedicated and hard-working owners and their employees of vineyards on both forks of our East End, which is why wine production is one of the fastest growing industries on Long Island," he wrote. "I invite the individuals involved in the show to visit New York's first congressional district to join me at some of our vineyards."

"House of Cards" is popular in Washington, and observers have noted many similarities between the characters on the show and real-life policymakers. The Suffolk Times noted that the fictional Long Island representative looks a little like Bishop — both have gray hair and wear glasses.

The Times added the New York-based writer of the episode "did not respond to a request for comment."