POTOMJE, Croatia, Jan 17 (Reuters) – A Croatian pink wine can be amongst wines served at occasions on Inauguration Day this week in Washington, the vineyard that produced it says, hoping that the second within the presidential highlight can be a boon to the nation’s small wine business.
The wine, which sells for about $60-70 per bottle in america, is from the Benmosche Household Vineyard, which produces some 4,000 to five,000 bottles of Zinfandel and Dingac a 12 months.
“We first heard about it when the native media broke the information after which we bought info from our shoppers in america that the wine bought the place it bought,” Boris Mrgudic, director of the Benmosche Household Vineyard, instructed Reuters.
He didn’t have any particulars about which specific lunch or dinner the wine can be served at throughout Wednesday’s Inauguration Day, when Democrat Joe Biden will sworn in as president.
The Mrgudic household has been concerned in wine manufacturing for 12 generations and went into enterprise with late U.S. insurance coverage govt Robert Benmosche, an ideal wine lover, after assembly him within the early 2000s.
The vineyard is positioned on the hilly slopes of the Peljesac peninsula close to the favored vacationer vacation spot of Dubrovnik.
“This information will definitely contribute to promotion of the Croatian wines which is essential, as Croatia is a small wine producer and nonetheless not very aggressive on the worldwide markets,” Mrgudic mentioned. (Reporting by Antonio Bronic and Igor Ilic Modifying by Frances Kerry)