Kendall-Jackson Vineyards Toasts The Obamas
The current U.S. President George W. Bush doesn't drink wine but President-elect Barack Obama does and one winery has already made an overture to him. As our sister blog, Slashfood recently mentioned Kendall-Jackson winery announced that it is sending 'a few congratulatory cases' of its Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay to President-elect Barack Obama. In a People magazine interview before the election Obama mentioned the wine which sells for $14 a bottle. The K-J Chardonnay is a popular favorite in many homes and a lovely, drinkable wine, but we might recommend that Obama step up the Kendall-Jackson ladder a little bit when entertaining. May we suggest the aptly named Stature? The 2003 Stature is a limited-production blend drawn from five classic Bordeaux varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Malbec. At $95 it costs a bit more but we think the dignitaries will approve.