A screwcap 2014 Penner-Ash Viognier was on the
menu at the White House to honour Chinese President Xi Jinping and his
wife, Peng Liyuan.
Designed to “highlight American cuisine with nuances of Chinese
flavours,” according to a statement released by the White House last
week, the dinner also featured a Shaoxing rice wine, a 2012 Proud
Mountain Vineyards Vintner Select Merlot and a 2011 Schramsberg Cremant
demi-sec sparkling wine.
Guests included 100 politicians, executives and artists including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella.