This months Wine Blogging Wednesday theme is hosted by wine blogger and cartoonist dhonig from the wine blog 2 Days Per Bottle. He asks us to consider what we will be drinking to toast the end of the Bush era?
Well, I am glad to see that President Bush will be leaving office this year and that alone is reason enough to open some fine growers Champagne or that magnum of Caymus Special Selection 2001 that I have sitting in the cellar. But what if my candidate doesn’t win, will I need some high octane, way over the top juice to drown my sorrows come inauguration night?
Hmm this is a toughy! If I focus on the title of this WBW, end of the Bush era, I think I would have to choose something that is celebratory in nature, and not something I would drink everyday, but also something that champions the process in which we get to “choose” our President.
I think I would choose the 2003 Pride Cabernet Sauvignon. First, this is not just your every day Cabernet, and deserves a special occasion to accompany its presence in your glass. And second, because even though I have not been remotely happy the past two elections, I have pride in the process that as a citizen, I have the right and duty to participate in.
I am not very political or at least I choose to avoid confrontation on the issue so that is all I have for you. J
Tune in after January 20th to see the “WBW Special Release” where wine bloggers from around the world review their choices to toast the end of an era.