Which wine would you pour if the Queen were coming for dinner?

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The question of which wine to serve the Queen is not one that arises in Washington very often. But last night it did at the state dinner for 130 honored guests. The Teetotaler-in-Chief went with an all-domestic–nay, Napatastic!–youthful, line-up (though somehow a “Champagne” dressing appeared on the salad).

Straight from the White House, last night’s menu:

Spring Pea Soup with Fernleaf Lavender
Chive Pizzelle with American Caviar

Newton Chardonnay “Unfiltered” 2004 (find this wine)

Dover Sole Almondine
Roasted Artichokes, Pequillo Peppers and Olives

Saddle of Spring Lamb
Chanterelle Sauce
Fricassee of Baby Vegetables

Peter Michael “Les Pavots” 2003 (find this wine)

Arugula, Savannah Mustard and Mint Romaine
Champagne Dressing and Trio of Farmhouse Cheeses

“Rose Blossoms”

Schramsberg Brut Rosé 2004 (find this wine)

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2 Responses to “Which wine would you pour if the Queen were coming for dinner?”


  1. […] interesting post over at DrVino.com, poses the […]


  2. Laura Bush looks dazed and confused, as always. How could someone with a permanent deer-in-highlights gaze even appreciate these great wines? And do you think it’s by chance that the pictures of George W. and the Queen toasting appear to have water in the glasses? He’s such a hack. Hopefully the next President will truly embrace wine and what the wine industry means to our economy.


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