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This Week’s Pairing – 2010 Di Majo Norante Sangiovese, $11
Inspired by the 1997 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Altero ( $125) that President Obama gave to Speaker John Boehner for his birthday.
President Barak Obama and Speaker of the House, John Boehner, haven’t always agreed on political issues surrounding the economy. They rarely, in fact, agree on political issues at all. Yet on November 17th, Speaker Boehner’s 63rd birthday, the news surrounding the two was a little different as the President gave the Speaker what is perhaps the greatest gift of all – the gift of (good) wine.
Wine is a common enough gift between friends and apparently even in contentions situations, wine can be a soothing, welcoming exchange. The President hasn’t been shy about his enjoyment of quality wine and he spared no expense in the $125 bottle he gave to Speaker Boehner. While many of us may not be inclined to give $125 bottles of wine to our friends (or enemies), a little research behind the bottle of
So what is this Brunello di Montalcino wine? First, let’s check the location.
Sangiovese is the primary grape in
Now to find an Italian sangiovese that will be food friendly and inspired by the President’s generous offer. We won’t limit it to Chianti or even Tuscany, just so long as it’s Italian. A good wine to look at is
Starting next week, be sure to check the column weekly for great wine suggestions to enjoy throughout the holiday season.