An excerpt from the article:
“While the quiz reveals the Democrats to be more liberal in their drinking habits, the same cannot be said of the Republicans – McCain and Palin drink very rarely. Although, a little known Chilean wine is enjoying a surge of popularity thanks to the self-styled ‘pitbull in lipstick’. Sales of Palin Syrah in right-wing Houston, Texas have been particularly strong.”
I hope this doesn’t hurt my Syrah and Sirah by association.
In truth, the quiz mainly reveals that modern-day politicians have pretty boring taste. And does anyone else think it rather a shame that the White House still only serves American wine (a Lyndon Johnson legacy)?
I think this little tidbit is cool, though:
“For the last 20 years, a full-time, Assistant Usher has managed the selection, purchasing, and serving of white house wines. His job requires a balance of wine-expertise and sensitivity to the expectations of heads of state from around the world. He works closely with the head chef and others, all comprising a staff of almost 100, who report to the Chief Usher, whose role is to oversee the entire 132-room White House household. And if that doesn’t drive you to drinking, nothing will!”
Here’s another interesting mix of wine and politics. The graphics look better than the wine does but, hey, aren’t political campaigns all about illusion anyway?