With all the reporters in the room at the White House Correspondents Dinner, you’d think we would’ve known what wines were on the menu much sooner than we did. But it was all about arrivals and pre-parties without any mention of grapes. Clearly everyone was feeling very off duty. But finally we got a tweet … Continue reading
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what they drank at the white house correspondents dinner
For the second year in a row (which is only as long as I’ve been keeping track, could be more), Estancia was poured at the WHCD. The Washington Hilton tweeted out this pic: It looks like Chardonnay and maybe Cab, although the green foil on the red is throwing me because their Cab has a … Continue reading
inaugural wines spur a white house beatdown
Today lots of political peeps are sitting down to lunch with the Prez for his second Inauguration. The White House understandably makes a big deal out of the menu – and the wines served with it. This year, New York’s senior senator Chuck Schumer is the chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies and … Continue reading
what did obama drink to celebrate?
The anticipation is KILLING grapefriend! Last election, he and Michelle drank Graham Beck Brut NV (which means Non Vintage). It’s a sparkling wine from South Africa, and the same thing Nelson Mandela drank at his inauguration as South Africa’s first black president. I like Graham Beck, but really Obama should be drinking American! Did he drink Mumm Napa, … Continue reading
true story: I poured my wine at the White House!
The White House finally released the formula for their homemade beer (congrats, hopsfriends), but they still won’t reveal what wines they’re pouring at state dinners. Well Joy Sterling, CEO of Iron Horse, said that she was recently invited to the launch of the State Department’s Culinary Diplomacy Initiative, and she lived to tell the tale! Some … Continue reading
white house wines revealed!
OK so they’re just the past wines, but after I did Wednesday’s post a bunch of people kept telling me what wines have been served in the White House recently. So I thought grapefriend could be the one to give them some love! Also, I was reading this Fashionista post about this week’s state dinner … Continue reading