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Wine news June 3, 2016

The Daily Beast goes in search of Obama's favorite wine in Spain. “Obama’s wine maker is from Galicia,” the Spanish newspapers said. The chosen wine, Peza do Rei, from Cachin Wineries, was at the center of the toast at the last Gala de la Hispanidad, hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington, D.C., to honor the legacy of the Hispanic community in the United States."

The Wall Street Journal on a cult wine that lives up to its hype. "Thomas Pastuszak, wine director of the NoMad restaurant in New York, told me he has a few bottles of Clos Rougeard in his cellar, but he keeps them off the wine list, selling only to those in the know, often his sommelier friends."

The Wine Enthusiast gets enthusiastic with winemaker and actress Drew Barrymore. "For me, I just like happy, empowering positive things. It’s why I love flowers and hearts—there’s just nothing negative about them."

Decanter reports that prices are rising for 2015 Bordeaux. "Carmes Haut Brion came out at €44.40 per bottle ex-Bordeaux, a rise of 37% of the 2014 vintage, with 40% less wine offered on the market than last year. Livex described the price as a ‘repositioning’ of the brand."

The New York Times revisits Godello a grape that Spain has rescued. "The best were richly textured and floral, like chenin, but not heavy. Some had a lovely honeysuckle quality, as I often find in chenin blanc, and excellent minerality."

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