Donald Trump’s New Hotel Is Selling Wine By The Crystal Spoonful

By: 09.14.16

Surely by now you’ve heard Donald Trump possesses his own brand of wine. You know, the same wine the Republican nominee offered to supporters during a victory speech during the March primaries. Uproxx writer Jennifer Martin toured the Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia back in April, where she discovered a typical tasting includes six pours and a $12 price tag. It was definitely “one of the most expensive wineries to visit” in the area, but compared to the fine wines offered at the newly opened Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., $12 is a steal.

Unless, of course, you don’t mind buying your wine by the ounce and drinking it out of a crystal spoon.

As Washingtonian magazine, BBC News and many others recently discovered, tasting some of the more expensive (and decidedly non-Trump Winery) wines available to Trump International Hotel guests doesn’t require a preference for glass and an endless checking account. Instead, interested parties can simply order the smallest serving size available and drink it out of a clear, non-plastic spoon. And it’s all thanks to Director of Food & Beverage Daniel Mahdavian, who told Washingtonian he wants patrons to “sample pricey wines at a slightly more accessible price.”

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