Korea, please show President Obama the Beauty of Korea!
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The Chosun Ilbo reports that the Blue House staff are conflicted over what kind of booze to serve President Obama when he shows up in the Republic of Korea later this week as part of his pan-Asian tour.
Meanwhile, the government has yet to choose whether to serve the traditional Korean rice wine makgeolli or a Californian wine during the welcome luncheon on Thursday.
Why would Korea serve the US President an American wine? He can buy and drink California wine anytime he wants. Pres. Obama’s visit to Korea is an opportunity to showcase some of the best that Korea has to offer the world in terms of its culinary tradition. I can’t think of a better beverage to impress the “President of the Free World” than a cup of makgeolli.