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Wine and the White House: A History

“A comprehensive story of the American presidents through the grapes and glasses they drank from.” —NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

“Wine and the White House is a big book, beautifully produced, generously illustrated, and full of information…Wine and history pair very well indeed.” —WINE ECONOMIST

The first book of its kind, Wine and the White House is a comprehensive journey through the history of White House hospitality that explores every president’s experience with wine. The fully illustrated pages also feature memorable presidential toasts, menus from historic White House gatherings, a catalog of vintages served, and spectacular new photography of the White House glassware collection.

Early presidents recognized the important function wine played in entertaining at the White House. While some appreciated and enjoyed wine, others considered it merely a ceremonial necessity. Still others campaigned to outlaw wine and banned it from the White House; their successors celebrated its return.

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