Join Vintner Hugh Davies with his special guest Frederick Ryan, Jr., publisher and CEO of the Washington Post and author of the Wine and the White House: A History.
Hugh and Mr. Ryan will discuss the long history of wines that have been served at the White House, while tasting through a set of Schramsberg bottlings that have found themselves gracing the dinner table multiple times at official State functions.
Mr. Ryan has been an aficionado of both wine and White House history for most of his life. Growing up in Italy and California, he developed an early interest in wine and its production, studied winemaking and its history, and now participates in a joint winemaking venture in Napa Valley. Ryan’s fascination with wine parallels his lifelong interest in the American presidency. He served in a senior staff position in the Ronald Reagan White House and as Reagan’s post-presidential chief of staff. Ryan currently serves as chair of the Board of Directors of the White House Historical Association, of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, and of the Wine Committee of the Metropolitan Club of Washington, D.C.
VIRTUAL TASTING SET #43
Club Price: $159.00
Set Price: $185
Retail Price: $213