“The President himself has been forced to substitute cube steak for his nightly prime rib, and the only wine available is a detestable Chateau Montrose 2043. But does he whine? Does he take to the streets like a rabid Red?”— Warren Eccleston on the food riots
In the buildup to the Great War, food and luxuries became increasingly scarce, including fine wines, which had all but disappeared from the American market. Those who wanted or could even afford wine, such as the President of the United States, were left with an unpopular Chateau Montrose 2043.