Your Presidential Wine for Election Season


You’re firm in your political stance so let the wine you drink attest to that. Or perhaps you’re undecided and need a nudge in one direction or another – maybe a sip can knock you off the fence.

If you lean to the GOP, you might want to try some of these sippers, such as the Barra Pinot Blanc or Korbel Natural Brut N.V. bubbly, both served at the White House by George W. Bush and well under 20 bucks a bottle. If you’re looking to splurge, lean on a Cabernet from Chimney Rock or Shafer to savor what President Bush had in his top drawer for those more special friends.

I know there are those among you who feel the GOP has failed you and it’s all about the Donald to save America. Look no further than Trump Winery whose wines will surely be served at the White House if he wins the freedom throne. We took some of them for a swirl – here’s our notes.

On the democratic side of the fence, Obama has left such a lasting legacy that his wine choices need to lead the way, be it the Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc (the cheapest of the bunch yet a solid white for all seasons), Goldeneye Pinot Noir, Woodward Canyon Chardonnay (we’re breaking the $100 barrier now) or the Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon (though one bottle of this Cab Sauv will get you a case of the Duckhorn with change to spare for chips and dips).

I’m hoping one of the wines makes America (or even just American wine) great again for you, if for just one night.  But whatever you do, make sure you vote!