The Croatian wine at the U.S. inauguration

The Croatian wine at Biden’s inauguration

Location: Orebic Dingac, Croatia

A Croatian red wine produced by a family

that’s been in the business for 12 generations

was served at inauguration day

They hope the presidential spotlight will be a boon

to the country's small wine industry

(SOUNDBITE) (Croatian) DIRECTOR OF THE BENMOSCHE FAMILY WINERY, BORIS MRGUDIC, SAYING:

"This news will certainly contribute to the promotion of the Croatian wines which is very important as Croatia is a small wine producer, very specific, and still not very competitive on the global markets. We have been present in the global market for many years now and we have the experience, but I can say that quality is the most important. If the quality is good, the market will recognize that sooner or later."

Video Transcript

BORIS MRGUDIC: [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

INTERPRETER: The news will certainly contribute to the promotion of Croatian wine, which is very important as Croatia is a small wine producer. Very specific. Still not very competitive on the global markets.

BORIS MRGUDIC: [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

INTERPRETER: We've been present in the global market for many years now, and we have the experience, but I can say quality is the most important. If the quality is good, market will recognize that sooner or later.

BORIS MRGUDIC: [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]