Boone’s Farm Chosen As Official White House Wine

In a surprise move that sent shockwaves through the wine community, many of whom considered the new President to be the “wine president,” the White House announced the selection of Boone’s Farm Apple Wine as the official State Dinner wine.

Explaining the decision, the White House spokesperson cited the need for the White House to set an example for the American public by cutting back in these economic times.  “Faced with a dizzying array of choices for the official State Dinner wine, ultimately the value presented by Boone’s Farm made sense in these times where fiscal responsibility should be a top priority for all Americans.” said the spokesperson.

Asked to comment on the surprise selection, the President confirmed and supported the choice: “Michelle and I are excited and honored to present this long-standing American product to all future guests at State Dinners.  We believe in setting an example for all Americans to look for ways to conserve resources during this time of economic crisis in our nation.” The President added “My favorite flavor is Blue Hawaiian while Michelle prefers Snow Creek Berry.”

Wine writers everywhere expressed shock over the selection as many prominent wine news outlets expected Obama to become the “Connoisseur in Chief.”  Wine Enthusiast magazine, which featured President Obama on the cover of its February issue and touted the fact that the President’s personal residence boasts a 1,000 bottle capacity wine cellar, declined to comment.  However, rumors of heads rolling over the gushing, but detail-free feature abound.

Similarly, Wine Spectator jumped on the wine president bandwagon and  went so far as to have their online “Unfiltered” column submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to discover the contents of the cellar. No word on whether they ever learned what bottles, if any, live in that cellar, but there’s no doubt someone is hanging their head in shame over that move.

High hopes for a new era of wine drinking in the White House seem dashed after this announcement, coming on the heels of the first State Dinner where all organic wines from 3 different states landed on the wine menu.

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23 Responses

  1. This seems a bit racist, doesn’t it?

    The African-American drinks Boone’s Farm. That’s not a cliche or anything.

    I know this is an April Fool’s joke, but it’s not a very good one. It’s offensive, cliche and uninspired.

  2. Sorority Girls drink Boone’s Farm. I drank it by the case in college.

    I’ve never heard of it being associated with any race.

  3. This made me do a double take! Why not an easily quaffable wine, that brings many to the wine drinking table – and to see the impact on the winewriters…….I would pay for that!

  4. LOL. Nice twist with the Blue Hawaiian… made this almost believable. Is that even a real flavor?

  5. […] finally, a little fun from my pal the WannabeWino, Sonadora. • • […]

  6. Thanks Penny!

    Yes Doubly, it’s really a flavor and the Wine Spectator really did submit a FOIA request.

  7. LOL! Cheers!

  8. Racist? Steve, have you ever been a college student?

    I find that comment to be WAY off base.

    Boone’s Farm was a staple. Still is! well… for college students.

  9. In college I chased my vodka with Boone’s! I’ve never heard of it being associated with any race. I’m with you Sonadora, big hit in my sorority which was overwhelmingly comprised of white Jews! Fun post, not offensive.

  10. “This seems a bit racist, doesn’t it?”

    LOL! Please explain why this is racist.

  11. Hey, as a winemaker, I’ll take a Boone’s Farm President any day over a teetotaler! I’m a fan of Orange Hurricane since they discontinued my favorite – Tickle Pink. I’m just glad that it is made under the supervision of Gina Gallo. That gives it all the gravitas I need!

  12. You put a smile on my face.
    Wine Harlots use Boone’s Farm as the ultimate prank wine.
    Wrap it up and give it away.
    Insist they open it in front of you.
    Hilarity is assured!
    Great post!

  13. Racist? I have never seen any of my African-American friends drink Boone’s Farm. My West Virginia highschool classmates, yes.

    But indigenous Appalachian is only a protected class in Cinncinnati.

    ANY President drinking Boone’s Farm (well except W) would be seen as simply an April Fool’s prank. Lighten UP! For gawdsakes!

  14. oh sheesh Cincinnati — above was a TYPO. Annual trips to King’s Island, I should know how to spell it ;)

  15. LOL….. I drank Boone’s Farm when I was in high school. My taste has improved.

    As for it being a racist post, GET A LIFE.

  16. Strawberry Hill all the way!

  17. Well, at least it’s wine! Even if it’s made from apples!

  18. heheheehheeh niiiiice. I think you should talk to my friend Andy. He thinks this is high class ;-)

    Yum. Sugary fruit punch. Best gateway jug there is!

  19. Racist? Hardly.
    Foolist? Easily! :)

  20. winebratsf
    you must be confusing it with Bartles & James. Now THERE’s a gateway drug!

  21. Boones Farm Peach something-or-other was my first attempt at wine in college, was a few years later before I learned that wine wasn’t sweet drunkin’ goodness.

    maybe it’s time for a Boones revisit, years later

    funny post

  22. Have to say that Boones Farm was the first wine to ever cross my palate.
    Great post Sonadora!

  23. Hey Klinger! UNCALLED FOR! This is a wine blog written by a person who would never condone or tolerate your behavior. I’m sure you will be deleted and blocked shortly. This is a WINE blog. Please take your ignorant, small-minded foul mouth elsewhere.

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