Windsor Vineyards located in Sonoma County, California but owned by Fosters of Australia and a producer of primarily private label wines, made its mark (hopefully) with the nation’s most elite powerbrokers at yesterday’s Inaugural Lunch. Described by the New York Times as "the most exclusive of all the inaugural events", the lunch hosts presidents, bald political strategists from Texas, Supreme Court Justices (did they like the wine enough to….), and congresspeople.
But back to the wine gossip…
The power brokers were presented with "scalloped crab and lobster, with tiny corn muffins, served with a Windsor 2004 Sauvignon blanc"…and "roasted Missouri quail with braised root vegetables and chestnuts…served with a carrot and parsnip purée and with Windsor Vineyards 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon."
Go into tasting rooms across the country and here or there you will see little white menus framed and displayed. They are from dinners at the White House at which the winery’s products were served. Windsor will have this menu up in their offices pretty soon.