WASHINGTON (CNN) – The White House is not taking kindly to a report of a special wine created to commemorate President Obama's historic status as the country's first African-American commander-in-chief.
French winemaker Angela Bousquet-Keita has reportedly created an Obama cuvee – or vintage wine – to celebrate Obama's election, according to a report by Spiegel Online.
But the White House is responding with sour grapes to the news.
"The White House has a longstanding policy of disapproving uses of the President's name and likeness for commercial purposes," White House spokesman Ben LaBolt said in an e-mail to CNN.
But the French winemaker, who reportedly originally hails from the African nation of Guinea, may have some time to try to change the new administration's view. She told Spiegel Online that the wine should improve with age. "It would be much better when served during his second term," the Obama backer reportedly told the German outlet.