No this is not an announcement of the long awaited sequel to Mr. Smith goes to Washington, it is a post to let you know that Virginia wine will be part of the inauguration celebration. I read today on Barboursville Vineyards website that they will be serving two of their wines at events preceding inauguration day. The Inauguration Conservation Gala at the historic Andrew Mellon Auditorium will serve as their red wine for the evening the 2005 Barboursville Vineyards Octagon Eighth Edition. In addition, at the reception preceding the dinner the 2006 Barboursville Cabernet Franc Reserve will be poured.
What a great way to welcome President Obama to Washington, serving him some fabulous wine that was made less than two hours away from where he will soon be sleeping. For those of you who don’t know, the Octagon name is derived from for the centerpiece of the estate symbolizing the Great Room of the mansion that Thomas Jefferson designed for governor James Barbour.