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(The Drinks Business)   Obama serves Hollande 'cheap' US wine   (thedrinksbusiness.com) divider line 21
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2014-02-12 09:51:36 AM  
3 votes:
Hollande was overheard saying "Merci, Obama".
2014-02-12 09:07:39 AM  
3 votes:
He's saving the good stuff to celebrate his declaration of Marshal Law
2014-02-12 09:07:10 AM  
3 votes:
For a State Dinner there's a budget.  They don't simply go out and buy the most expensive wine in America; they buy the best in the price range for the meal.  They also (especially if we're entertaining the French) make the extra effort to prove that our food and wine are just as good as theirs (which is pretty much true at this point; it wasn't 50 years ago).

Contrast that with the UK: when the Queen holds a State DInner, she has cellars originally stocked by George III to draw on.  Her annual budget for Moet & Chandon alone is staggering; she gets to buy it from the Home Office who buy it in bulk from the French (and the Home Office has its own cellars which stock all of HM's goverment!).

/Somewhere, deep under London, there's enough booze to float the Queen Mary.
//Also the ship of the same name.
2014-02-12 09:02:39 AM  
3 votes:
Pfft! Typical cheese eating surrender monkeys. We don't need Paris to judge our wines.
2014-02-12 10:17:35 AM  
2 votes:

CaliNJGuy: What's the word?


Bird.
2014-02-12 09:12:40 AM  
2 votes:

Bareefer Obonghit: Headline if Obama would have served expensive wine:

'Obama uses tax payer money to fund extravagant wine party for FRENCHman!'


Needs more "elitist" and possibly "uppity."
2014-02-12 08:57:19 AM  
2 votes:
Wineghazi, or is it Whineghazi?
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-02-12 07:53:12 AM  
2 votes:
It happens.

24.media.tumblr.com
2014-02-12 08:00:52 PM  
1 votes:
Yup, I saw he POTUS picking these out at Trader Joe's with my own eyes, right after he was done reviewing leave requests for department of state employees in Vienna.
2014-02-12 12:01:37 PM  
1 votes:
If Obama wanted a laugh, he could've gone with Chilean wine:
www.seriouseats.com
2014-02-12 10:56:12 AM  
1 votes:
Obama has been accused by the Washington Examiner of "going down the Costco route."

?

Costco sells really, really expensive wine. It's well-known for it excellent selection of wine.
You can buy $800 bottles of wine at Costco.

Has this guy ever been to a Costco?
2014-02-12 10:42:17 AM  
1 votes:

CaliNJGuy: Carthax: CaliNJGuy: What's the word?

Bird.

price?


Thirty twice.

How's it sold?
2014-02-12 10:41:54 AM  
1 votes:
Blogger is right. Bad call. It would have been better to bring in a dozen bottles of cheap plonk and some plastic cups to drink out of so everyone could get well properly pished.
2014-02-12 10:28:32 AM  
1 votes:
He should grateful it wasn't a can of pbr or Boones farm. Dirty frog. Wait who the fark is complaining about this.
2014-02-12 10:24:24 AM  
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org

Not bad if you are willing to lower yourself to drinking California wine and paying only $2,000 per bottle.
2014-02-12 10:20:26 AM  
1 votes:
Yeah, they retail for $125. But this is the government we are talking about; those wines were sold through a contractor to a contractor to a no-bid contract for White House supplies and so on. So many people have had their hands in the cash by the time they reached the table that the wine actually cost $100,000 a bottle, making it a very expensive wine.
2014-02-12 10:13:54 AM  
1 votes:

grokca: Wineghazi, or is it Whineghazi?


Hollande ordered the fish.
2014-02-12 09:39:27 AM  
1 votes:
Look, there were plenty of choices.

www.franzia.com
2014-02-12 08:38:30 AM  
1 votes:
Headline if Obama would have served expensive wine:

'Obama uses tax payer money to fund extravagant wine party for FRENCHman!'
2014-02-12 08:13:50 AM  
1 votes:
"Given the White House policy of only serving American wines, they really should showcase the best of what America is making, irrespective of price," he added.


I agree completely.  And as it turns out, I have a bottle of the very best wine America has ever had to offer, and I'm willing to let it go for, say, one billion dollars.
2014-02-12 07:16:21 AM  
1 votes:
But did he hold his pinkie out?  Wine snobs.  Not only are they pretentious beyond belief, they're responsible for an entire cultural subset of beer snobs who want to be wine snobs but can't afford wine.  F*ck 'em.  put a case of PBR on ice and turn the game on.
 
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