Election Party Wine
These guys are having a good time, so why shouldn’t you? This Tuesday, November 6 will likely be the last we see of political advertisements for at least two years. If you’re planning to either host or attend an election night party, one key ingredient everyone can agree on is that good wine is essential. The Wine Market Council has done some polling of their own to help you offer politically correct wine to your host or guests. Apparently, Red State wine drinkers are “more likely to purchase an unfamiliar brand of wine, drink at home, and select wine by how well it pairs with meals,” while Blue State wine drinkers are “more likely to drink Champagne or sparkling wine, try wine from a local winery, or purchase wine made from sustainably or organically grown grapes.” If you’re attending a bipartisan party, best to have your bases covered: Select a local, versatile wine, such as Cathedral Ridge 2010 Cabernet/Merlot or a Cathedral Ridge 2010 Pinot Gris. When tensions run high, topping the glasses with either of these options should keep everyone in the right mood. And whether you find yourself celebrating a victory or drowning your sorrow, at least you’ll know your wine is a winner. Cheers!