Ed Driscoll

VIVA ESPANIA: James Taranto, in

VIVA ESPANIA: James Taranto, in the Wall Street Journal’s Best of the Web Today section writes:

“The Spanish government has cancelled a state banquet in honour of President Mohammed Khatami of Iran after Tehran insisted that he would not sit down to a meal with wine on the table,” London’s Daily Telegraph reports. Khatami had said that for religious reasons he would not eat at a table where alcohol was served. A Spanish Foreign Ministry spokesman says Madrid canceled the dinner to ensure that “the Spanish custom of drinking wine with meals was not dishonored.”