Clinton Vineyards in Clinton Corners, New York is, surprise, drunk on Hillary Clinton.
The small winery announced the launch of Victory White 2012 — an “award-winning Seval Blanc” — in a YouTube video published Tuesday, “to encourage Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2012.”
“Great wines are associated with history and legacy,” Clinton Vineyards owner Phyllis Feder says in the video.
She explains that the vineyard launched the wine in 1992 to celebrate President Bill Clinton’s election, resurfaced it in 2008 in support of Hillary’s first run for the White House, and is bringing it back today.
Federal Election Commission records show Feder has given tens of thousands of dollars to Democrats over the years, including Hillary.
And the political Clintons must like Clinton Vineyards. The wine was reportedly featured at the 1993 inaugural and Chelsea Clinton’s wedding in 2010.
But reviews of Clinton Vineyards are mixed.
“[T]he wines themselves are just too sweet for my taste,” writes Thomas A. on Yelp. “They are known for their dessert wines, which are just something I do not like.”
“I’m sorry to say we were not fans of the wine,” Michele R. adds. “Sparkling or otherwise. We almost always buy at least one ‘courtesy bottle’ at a winery, even if we’ve had to pay for tasting. But we couldn’t do that here.”
The one Yelp reviewer to give the place a five-star review wrote that he regretted ”not having my wife with me at the time to share this experience.”
There’s no evidence that Bill left that review.