Presidents' Day: Star-Spangled Wines 🎇🍷

Some say Presidents' Day is about commemorating the birth of George Washington and learning about past U.S Presidents. Others say it's all about the three-day weekend. We say, why not both? Just in time for the holiday, our in-house "executive branch" matched up several U.S. presidents and some of our favorite wine hailing from their home states. Red, white, and hooch!


Franklin D. Roosevelt - RGNY Cabernet Franc 2021

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." This quote from the 32nd president perfectly sums up this elegant Cabernet Franc from Long Island. Beautifully complex, this wine showcases enticing notes of spice, cherries, dark chocolate, and leather. 

Martin Van Buren - Harridan Vodka

"It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t." This New York State vodka is doing all the right things, from using organic corn grown in NYS to bottles crafted from recycled glass. A premium vodka with character, it offers distinct notes of ripe tree fruit and a silky, creamy texture that can stand up to cocktails and smooth enough to drink over the rocks. 


Richard M. Nixon - Hahn Family Wines Appellation Series Arroyo Seco Pinot Noir 2021

"If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories." Although several former presidents have called California home, only Richard Nixon was born there. While Nixon's presidency was known for controversy, this red is an honest straight shooter, with notes of black plum, black cherry, spice, and cola. It truly captures the spirit of Arroyo Seco, one of Central Coast’s most unique wine-making areas, making it a fantastic representation of California wine.


Abraham Lincoln - Michter’s US*1 Kentucky Bourbon

"Whatever you are, be a good one." Truer words have never been said by Honest Abe, and this bourbon epitomizes this philosophy. Made from the highest quality American corn then matured to peak perfection in small batches using fire-charred New American white oak barrels, Michter's Bourbon is mellow, earthy and delightfully nuanced.


Joe Biden - Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey

"Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable." Delivering classic Pennsylvania Rye, this whiskey is crisp, smooth, and delicious. It offers notes of crushed grain, grass, sweet baking spices, and bitter herbs that are integrated and balanced all the way through to the smooth, round finish.