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JUNE 15, 2011 [Monticello] A Wine Tip From A Founding Father
According to John Hailman, author of Thomas Jefferson On Wine , Jefferson learned a neat trick from his French friend Henri Bergasse and adapted it to his Monticello cellar: Keep your wines safe and cool by simply covering them with wet sand.
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FEBRUARY 11, 2014 [Monticello] Wines for tonight’s state dinner
Thibaut-Jannison “Blanc de Chardonnay” — Monticello, Virginia ( find this wine ). Breaking from tradition , the White House announced the wines to be served at tonight’s state dinner honoring President Francois Hollande and Madame–oh nevermind.
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DECEMBER 1, 2012 [Monticello] About those Jefferson bottles…
While Jefferson maintained that men were “created equal” in the Declaration of Independence, he continued to own slaves at Monticello for fifty years after the Declaration even while some (but not all) of his contemporaries freed theirs.
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NOVEMBER 24, 2009 [Monticello] Green curry prawns – an “impossible” pairing from the White House state dinner
Sparkling Chardonnay, Thibaut Janisson Brut, Monticello, Virginia. ? Right now, at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Dr. Manmohan Singh, prime minister of India, is being feted at a state dinner! The Obamas brought in chef Marcus Samuelsson of Aquavit in New York to cook a meatless, Indian-inspired meal for the 320 honored guests. Get full details at nytimes.com ) In a toast, the President hailed the American relationship with India a great and growing partnership..