Aug 22, 2008

Rice and Poles drink to shield with Georgian wine

Reuters: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski celebrated the signing of a missile shield deal this week with Georgian wine, a choice sure to leave a bitter taste for Russia.

Moscow, embroiled in a row with the West over its military incursion into the tiny ex-Soviet republic of Georgia, is fiercely opposed to the missile shield, saying it poses a direct threat to its own security.

Poland says the choice of Georgian 2005 Kakhetian Royal wine to complement Polish pike-perch at a dinner hosted by Sikorski was not meant as a slight to Russia. [It was meant as a slap in the face.]


Mrta said...

I'm sad to say it, but I've never had any Georgian wine that has been particularly good. Is it just me?

Anonymous said...

Not just you. I find it pretty nasty.