Skip to comments.Royals, Obamas Sip $1,000 Vino
Posted on 05/25/2011 1:35:02 PM PDT by Qbert
Finally, after two straight presidents who didn't appreciate the taste of a fine French burgundy, Buckingham Palace tonight had a chance to put on the Ritz for a first family who enjoy a long dinner and luscious wine.
Most notable from the wine cellars of the famous palace: A Echezeaux Grand Cru 1990, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, that goes for $1,000 - $1,700 per bottle in the United States.
There were a bunch of other wines, like Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin champagne and a very nice $170 1963 port President and first lady Michelle Obama, who are noted for dinner dates at Washington's finest restaurants, have probably had before.
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Or maybe they just weren't so arrogant, and out of touch with the peasants.
If Ronald Reagan had done this during a recession, imagine the howls of outrage from the same press who is now presenting drinking $1,000 bottles of wine as a mark of culture and just cutesy-poo.
Yep. They acted like Nancy Reagan committed a moral sin for accepting donated dinnerware.
It’s good to be king.
So did the Getto rubbish drink it on Ice with seltzer water? with a Malt liqueur chaser!
One family of useless elitist bastards with another family of useless elitist bastards - probably discussing the insubordinate peasants around them today.
Zer0 and The Wookie ALWAYS “enjoy a long dinner and luscious wine” as long as someone else is paying for it.
The Jeffersons move up from 2 buck chuck. On someone else’s check, of course.
Barky a master of fine wines? I think they’re confusing an oenophile with an analphile.
Well, he needed something to wash down the baked beans he stole from homeless people on the street.
Yes, I remember the press pillorying the Reagans for responding to some phony letter inquiry to the White House about what was their favorite dinner dish and some volunteer wrote “chicken a la king” or some such thing. The DC press (most of whom eat continually on expense account at fancy DC restaurants like The Palm where their crappy portraits grace the walls as regular customers) screamed about the “royalist” culinary tastes of the Reagans in hard economic times (those times look positively prosperous compared to today’s Obama economy). Anyway, the Reagans had to write a corrective letter to this bozo explaining that the volunteer letter responder had gotten it wrong and their favorite dinner dish was instead macaroni. I wonder if anyone will be writing letters to the White House about drinking $ 1,700 bottles of wine and if so, whether the “journalists” could care less?
A step up from the grifters Chicago street pimp wine of choice - Boones Farm - screw top covered in a plain paper bag!
Sure beats their regular box of Ripple.
Did anyone check the wine cellars & china cabinets after they left? You can be sure things are missing.
While thousands of Americans are displaced due to tornadoes, man made flooding, and fires.
Don’t see why we can’t just let him enjoy his waffles.
“A $1,000 for a bunch of “bleeping” grapes.” - Frank Lopez - Scarface
Did they use the Water Glass like the Blues Brothers did?
Giving Hussein and the wookie $1000 wine is like providing cannibals with a finger bowl! It’s just a wasted effort.
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