I have just had a lengthy phone conversation with Pancho Campo, in which he explained all the details of the trip he organized for Dr Jay Miller of the Wine Advocate, and how all the expenses were borne by the Wine Advocate. He also explained that he has been the subject of a lot of criticism because of this episode, some of which has been very personal.
Pancho also apologised for his broad-brush attack on bloggers.
In the light of all this, I’m deleting the post I made. I should add that I was never put under any pressure, by anyone, to take this step.