Texas, California governors wage alcohol in World Series matchup
Texas Governor Greg Abbott made a friendly wager with California Governor Jerry Brown on the outcome of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers, which begins Tuesday night on FOX 4.
For his wager, Abbott is offering a six-pack of Houston-brewed beer and Texas BBQ. Win or lose, Abbott says he will also make a donation to the recovery and relief efforts following the devastating wildfires in Northern California.
“Texas and California are recovering from some of the worst natural disasters our states have ever encountered,” Abbott's office said in a news release. “As we work to overcome these challenges, our two states are united by America’s pastime as we cheer on our home teams in the World Series. Go Astros!”
Brown met Abbott’s offer with a selection of wine from wineries in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino regions impacted by recent wildfires.
Brown said while he doesn't expect to send any vino to Texas, he hopes "travelers from all over the world – yes, even the Lone Star State – will continue to visit California.”