World leaders’ favourite drinks

François Hollande

Francois HollandeFrance’s president François Hollande is a fan of his country’s wine. Shortly before being voted into office he told the Revue de Vin de France: “Like many French, I am seduced by the excellence of the wines of our country. “I appreciate tasting wines with friends and family. For me these are always moments of conviviality, sharing discovery. Sometimes I’ll open a good bottle to celebrate a major event, such as a political victory. If I’m elected, I’ll celebrate this with my family over a good French wine.” Hollande’s predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy claimed that he did not touch alcohol, which often drew criticism from France’s winemakers. Vincent Charleux, a winemaker for Gerard Bertrand said of Sarkozy: “Given that wine is in crisis in France, he could at least make an effort. It gives a negative message.”

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