What did Trump and Xi drink at G20 summit?

US president Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping may have called a truce in their ongoing trade war last Saturday during the G20 summit in Argentina, but it was perhaps the wines served at the dinner that helped diffuse the two countries’ tension and lightened the mood?

Last Saturday, the two leaders met for a working dinner in Buenos Aires and declared a three-month truce before they can hammer out deals to ease trade tensions between the world’s two biggest economies.

The private dinner was held at Salón Cristal hall at the country’s Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires hotel, where the Trumps and his team stayed during the two-day G20 summit from 30 November to 1 December.

The two leaders were served a three-course menu paired with two wines from Argentina’s iconic winery, Catena Zapata according to local reports.

The first course was a seasonal vegetable salad, seasoned with mayonnaise dressing and parmesan emulsion. The dish was paired with a Catena Zapata ‘White Stones’ Adrianna Chardonnay 2009, the first vintage from Adrianna Vineyard located 1,450 metres above sea level in the Gualtallary district of Mendoza.

The two statesmen were then served with grilled sirloin for the main course, which was paired with the winery’s top cuvée, Nicolás Catena Zapata 2014. First released in 1997, the wine became an iconic Argentine fine wine and is made from grapes grown from its La Pirámide Vineyard at 950 metres above sea level in the Luján de Cuyo region.

For dessert, the guests were served caramel rolled pancakes and crispy chocolate dressed with fresh cream.

No Champagne or other sparkling wines were served.

For now, it still remains to be seen if, three months hence, the two countries will have something to toast to or not.

2 Responses to “What did Trump and Xi drink at G20 summit?”

  1. Bob C says:

    Mr. Trump does not drink alcohol. He has never had a drink in his entire life. fwiw

  2. Peter Arnold says:

    What wines they served is probably irrelevant considering Trump doesn’t drink, despite owning a winery, and who knows Xi’s drinking habits. If he’s a wine drinker, he’s probably been drinking fake wines in China.

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