by Fred McMillin
We're talking about wines, not people. When invited to a friend's dinner, what wine to bring? On Wine reader Kirk Stoller asked the question; his budget will allow up to $60 for a bottle.
At my Ft. Mason (S.F. City College) classes we occasionally find a wine that every lady and gent rate very good. So they probably will please everyone at a friend's dinner. Here are those winning wines...
|Chardonnay, Hess, $25, 2006||Pinot Gris, King Estate, $25, 2006||Sauvignon Blanc, J.Phelps, $32, 2005||Viognier, J. Phelps, $50, 2001|
|Brut Rosé, Domaine Carneros, $36, NV|
|Roussanne (botryised), Bonny Doon, $30, 2006|
|Cabernet Franc, St. Supery, $40, 2004|
|Cabernet Sauvignon, Grgich Hills Estate, $60, 2004|
|La Vita, Bargetto, $50, 2002|
|Meritage, Dry Creek, $40, 2004|
|Petite Sirah, Silkwood, $39, 2004|
|Pinot Noir, G. Farrell, $38, 2002|
|Syrah, Adelaida, $55, 2003|
Voltaire (1694-1778), French philosopher and satirist, wrote: "Wine is the divine juice of September."
Fred McMillin, a veteran wine writer, has taught wine history for 30 years on three continents. He was voted one of the U.S.A's 22 Best wine writers by the Academy of Wine Communications. For information about the wine courses he teaches every month at San Francisco City College (Fort Mason Division), please fax him at (415) 567-4468.
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