English Bacchus served at dinner for Bush
Denbies’ Bacchus 2004 was served at a dinner held for President Bush by the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street recently. The English white wine, from the UK’s largest producer, was poured among auspicious vinous company as two fine Bordeaux’s followed it – Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2004 and Chateau Coutet 1990.
Denbies’ Marcus Sharp, who made the wine, said, ‘What an honour. 2004 was an exceptionally good year for ripening aromatic varieties and this was a particularly herbaceous wine.’
The Bacchus accompanied the starter course at the dinner, which was a Trio of Scottish Salmon and Cherry Tomato Salad. It is unlikely, however, that George Bush actually got to taste the fruits of our English vineyards because the President doesn’t reportedly drink alcohol any more.