TORRES SERVED TO OBAMA IN CUBA
30th March, 2016 by Rupert Millar
Torres’ ‘Milmanda’ 2012 and Vega Sicilia Unico 2007 were among the wines
served to President Barack Obama on his trip to Cuba this month.
On 21 March Obama became the first US president to visit the Caribbean
island in nearly 90 years as diplomatic relations between the two
countries continue to ease.
At the official state dinner at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana,
Cuban President Raúl Castro served his guests a selection of Spanish wines.
Torres’ Chardonnay from the Conca de Barberà DO was paired with the
first course, a cream soup seasoned with ‘Caney’ rum and garnished with
Meanwhile, the 2007 Unico was served alongside an oven-roasted suckling
pig with tamales and plantain chips.
Miguel Torres Maczassek, general manager of Bodegas Torres, explained
that his great-great-grandfather, Jaime Torres, had spent most of his
youth on Cuba before returning to Spain to found the winery in 1870.
“We have felt an emotional connection to Cuba ever since and have
witnessed how wine culture has developed on the island.”
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