Book reviews 2020 – USA

Wine and the White House by Frederick Ryan book cover

A Christmas treat: a look behind the scenes at the White House and a bit of escapist wine tourism. See this guide to all of this season's book reviews.

Wine and the White House
A history
Frederick J Ryan
The White House Historical Association
ISBN 9781950273072

The first photograph in this book is nothing less than that of a bottle of Mouton Rothschild 1955, signed to the author by Ronald Reagan. ‘Brace yourself’, I thought, ‘you’re in for some serious name-dropping…’. Ryan’s introduction on the facing page, however, is by complete contrast funny and self-deprecating. His interest in...