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Join us for a captivating episode of History Happy Hour with Fred Ryan, who will discuss his book, "Wine and the White House." Winner of twelve national and international awards, the book is a comprehensive journey through the history of White House hospitality that explores every president’s experience of wine.

Early presidents recognized the important function wine played in entertaining at the White House. While some appreciated and enjoyed wine, others considered it merely a ceremonial necessity. Still others campaigned to outlaw wine and banned it from the White House; their successors celebrated its return. More recently, all presidents, regardless of whether they enjoyed wine themselves, have used the White House as a venue to showcase the fine wines produced in the United States.

Come watch this special episode on Thursday, May 9 at 6:00 pm ET, along with our special guest, and president of the White House Historical Association, Stewart McLaurin!

As of February 1st, we are partnering with Diageo North America, who will bring new and innovative cocktails to life during our mixology sessions.