Joe Biden: ‘Master of the toast’

It is no big surprise that at the four State Dinners he has hosted so far that President Joe Biden hasn’t served Delaware wine. While it has been the tradition since former President Gerald Ford’s term to offer only American wines at the dinners, Delaware just isn’t known for its vino.

“Presidents often serve a wine from their home state,” said Frederick J. Ryan Jr., author of the newly released coffee table book Wine and the White House: A History.

“Delaware has fewer wineries than any state in the country. Every state has wineries. But Delaware only has five. And so his choices are more limited,” Ryan said.

But there may be hope that at the next State Dinner set for April 10 with Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, Biden will offer a wine from
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