The Spanish region of Galicia has a wine problem. Or rather, a lack of wine problem. A recent presidential nod of approval has created a frenzied demand for one bottle in particular.
After President Obama served a Pezo do Rei Ribeira Sacra the last Gala de la Hispanidad in Washington D.C.—an event to honor the legacy of the United State's Hispanic community—the wines sales shot sky-high, and now it's difficult to find a bottle remaining in Spain. As The Daily Beast reports, "Obama's wine," as its been nicknamed, has drawn new attention and investors to mountainous region's wineries.
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Around 104,700 liters of the 1,927,000 exported from the Ribeira Sacra end up in the United States, and the American demand for Spanish wine is growing rapidly. "There is an increase in demand in the U.S. because more importers and distributors are starting to carry Mencias from the Ribeira Sacra," Dominic Rodriguez of Classic Wines says.