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Napa Valley itinerary: seven presidential wine stops

by TrevR on January 19, 2009

With the historic inauguration of Barack Obama nearly upon us, we thought we’d put together a quick Napa Valley itinerary worthy of a touring president over on our community site. This itinerary will enable you to taste wines produced by seven local wineries that have had their juice served at major White House events.

You see, President Lyndon Johnson (1963 – 1969) decided that only American wines should be served during official White House functions, and since then every president has carried on this practice (although there are reports that Richard Nixon secretly had wines from Bordeaux in his glass).

Within the itinerary we’ve included a bit of historical information as to which wines were served to whom and when. This is far from an exhaustive list, but go check it out!

The full list of shared Napa Valley itineraries is here.

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About the Author

has written 716 posts on The Cork Board. He was born and aged in the Napa Valley and has a passion for wine, writing and social media, which led him to co-found this blog in early 2007. Follow him on Twitter @TrevR.

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