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A look at the wines served -- or not served -- at the White House reflects a president's taste as well as diplomacy of the time, writes Lettie Teague. For example, it was Ronald Reagan who put California Zinfandel wines on the map, just as Thomas Jefferson did with Bourdeaux wines -- which he preferred after his years in France -- according to the book "Wine and the White House: A History" by Frederick J. Ryan.

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