George Bush wasn't exactly a fan of fine wine, and his staff tended to serve the wrong (read: super expensive) wine at the wrong time (read: economic collapse). The Obamas, on the other hand, enjoy a nice glass of wine. In fact, their Chicago home reportedly has a wine cellar that holds up to 1,000 bottles.
According to Forbes, the Inaugural Luncheon served a 2007 Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc (est $30) and a 2005 Goldeneye Pinot Noir (est $50). Duckhorn is also responsible for Goldeneye.
The one that surprised me, however, was a NV Korbel Natural Sparkling Wine (est $14). Really, I think they could have stretched their wings a little on that sparkler. Even staying domestic, they could have gone for a reasonably priced Chandon, Domaine Carneros, or Gloria Ferrer and still easily stayed under $50 a bottle. Personally, I don't like to skimp on my bubbly.
Thanks to the economy, sales of wine are dropping like flies. Obviously, Kevin & I can't support the wine-economy alone. But the wine industry is hoping that having wine drinkers in the White House will make a positive impresssion on those of you hesitant to spend your money on wine.
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