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Conde San Cristóbal : Enjoy a wine served to the Obamas.

22/03/2016 Breaking news

54 years later and relations between the United States and Cuba are finally beginning to normalise. Together with his family, the President of the United States visited the largest island in the Antilles, symbolising the beginning of the end of the hostility between the two nations that has lasted for over half a century. To celebrate this historic event, the Obamas decided have a meal in one of the best restaurants in Havana, the Paladar San Cristobal. Their dinner was accompanied by a very special guest, the Spanish red wine …. El Conde de San Cristobal!



The story goes that Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States, had originally ordered a French Pinot Noir, but the waiters at the restaurant suggested that it this wine from the D.O Ribera del Duero would be the best option to accompany the steak fillet in a red wine sauce. A decision she thoroughly enjoyed.

Conde de San Cristobal is a red wine that is aged for around a year in barrels of various kinds. This wine is a blend of 3 different grape varieties: Tinto Fino, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and stands out for its power, elegance and good structure. This wine has already been the recipient of many major awards, including 3 stars at the Premium Select Wine Challenge Prowein 2015, a Silver Medal at the Brussels World Competition 2015, Bronze Medal at the Decanter 2015 and  IWC 2015 at the International Wine Challenge.

The Marqués de Vargas Group, who currently own the winery, has shown that how happy they are with this revelation. This wine has been on the market for 10 years now in Cuba, and to be served and enjoyed to the First Lady on such a historic event is definitely a great milestone.

If one day you want to dine like the presidential family of the United States, don’t you wait! At Decántalo we have Conde San Cristobal available for sale for only €14.55.