Wine was served at an official White House event for the first time during the presidency of Abraham Lincoln in 1861. One of the locally made bottlings was crafted from a native North American grape. What grape was it?

A. Concord

B. Norton

C. Marechal Foch

D. Scuppernong


Indigenous to North America, Norton is named for Dr. Daniel Norton who cultivated the grape for the first time in Virginia.  Today Norton is the official grape of the state of Missouri and is considered the cornerstone of the Missouri wine industry.

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