Category Archives: Obama

Two Spotlights on Virginia Wine at the White House

Last week’s White House state dinner featured Virginia wine in two ways €“ one positive, one € well, not so positive. As I blogged last week, the sparkling wine served with dessert and for the exchange of toasts between President … Continue reading

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Local Wine Bandwagon Gains Steam With Obama’s Help

Virginia wine was featured last night at President Obama’s first State Dinner. The president, his guest of honor, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and invited members of D.C.’s elite washed down pumpkin pie tart and pear tatin with Thibaut-Janisson blanc … Continue reading

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Choosing a wine to celebrate today€™s inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th U.S. president was easy €“ American bubbly was called for, of course. This morning I selected several of my favorites and put them on the patio (our … Continue reading

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Regional Wine at the Obama Inauguration

Yesterday I wrote about a potential diplomatic gaffe in wine choices at next week’s presidential inauguration. Tonight I’m happy to report more positive news – that one inaugural gala will feature a regional wine, a testament to how local wine … Continue reading

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Here’s Mud in Your Eye, Mon Ami!

One of the first things Barack Obama will do as president of the United States on January 20 will be to insult the French. Immediately after he takes the oath of office and delivers his inaugural address, the new president … Continue reading

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