Who was George Washington’s Sommelier?

Here’s an excuse to drink wine for President’s Day

Marcia Gage
3 min readJan 28, 2022

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Cherry blossoms with Monticello in the background
Photo by Ashton Bingham on Unsplash

You may ask why we need to know who Washington chose as his Sommelier. Well, this mystery person understood climate and soil better than just about anyone in the 18th century. He used his expertise as a farmer to learn all he could about wine. He proclaimed that the United States would compete with Europe in the…

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Marcia Gage

I love that freelance writing provides me the opportunity to learn, teach, and share experiences about travel, wine, health, relationships, and more.