MIAMI BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 22: Trump vineyard on show at Farm To Desk Brunch introduced by Entire … [+] Meals Market hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian, Julie Frans & Associates in the course of the 2015 Meals Community & Cooking Channel South Seaside Wine & Meals Competition introduced by FOOD & WINE at The Palms Resort & Spa on February 22, 2015 in Miami Seaside, Florida. (Photograph by Dylan Rives/Getty Photos for SOBEWFF)
Donald Trump was in Lake Charles, Louisiana over the weekend to survey the devastation left within the wake of Hurricane Laura. The Class four storm made landfall there final Thursday killing at the very least 14 alongside the Louisiana coast. An estimated 80,000 residents are nonetheless with out electrical energy and may not see their lights flip again on for weeks.
Following a press convention the president requested his workers for a pen and waved over a couple of native legislation enforcement brokers. “Come here fellas, get over here, I want a little power,” he mentioned to them earlier than gifting out autographed items of paper. “Here, sell this tonight on eBay, you’ll get $10,000.”
If that’s actually the going charge for his signature today, then we’ve noticed fairly a deal for our readers. Stephen Koschal, a Colorado-based authenticator who makes a speciality of ‘quality autographs and signed books’ is at present promoting a bottle of unopened Trump wine for simply $195.
The identical label that’s signed by President Donald Trump, now being bought for $195
The 2013 classic Sauvignon Blanc is from the president’s vineyard exterior of Charlottesville, Virginia—within the Monticello viticultural space (AVA). Wine.com at present costs this explicit juice at $24, although the location gives nothing else by means of scores or tasting notes. The vineyard, for its half, is the biggest within the state and has collected a handful of prestigious awards all through the previous decade together with a number of medals on the San Francisco Worldwide Wine Competitors.
Right here’s what Koschal has to say particularly about his fermented juice-turned-political paraphernalia: “Wine label hand-signed, in person by Donald Trump during his visit to Colorado Springs, Colorado while on the  campaign trail. Only the second, signed wine label we have handled.”
A photograph of the label in query seems below the itemizing. It appears to have been signed in fairly a cursory method. The service provider after all couldn’t resist the chance to squeeze out an oenologically-themed pun. “Make America Grape Again,” is how he titles the entry, which you’ll view right here.
No different particulars are supplied as to what this Virginia-born wine was even doing in Colorado Springs on the time that Trump ambled by means of, three years after it was pressed. And, in actual fact, Koschal is ambiguous sufficient in his wording that we’re unsure if it’s even a bottle that he’s promoting and never only a indifferent label. Though describing the merchandise as a “wonderful un-used ‘Trump, 2013, Sauvignon Blanc, Monticello’ wine,” will surely be a bizarre set of descriptors for a chunk of paper. We reached out to him for remark, however have but to listen to again.
Even nonetheless, as Trump suggests within the video clip under, simply the mere piece of paper ought to command at the very least 50x Koschal’s asking price. So if you happen to’re inclined to consider the president, now’s your probability to snag the steal of the century. On the planet of wine, particularly, offers like this don’t come round fairly often.
And if you happen to’re not fortunate sufficient to attain a signed specimen, fret not: There’s nonetheless ample alternative to be subjected to a ‘Taste of Trump’—an $80 bundle of the vineyard’s 2017 chardonnay, 2014 glowing blanc de blanc, and 2017 meritage, out there by means of its web site.