Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Royals, Obamas Sip $1,000 Vino

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At the risk of inciting class envy, we note this story about the Obamas abroad:

Finally, after two straight presidents who didn't appreciate the taste of a fine French burgundy, Buckingham Palace tonight had a chance to put on the Ritz for a first family who enjoy a long dinner and luscious wine.

Most notable from the wine cellars of the famous palace: A Echezeaux Grand Cru 1990, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, that goes for $1,000 - $1,700 per bottle in the United States.

There were a bunch of other wines, like Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin champagne and a very nice $170 1963 port President and first lady Michelle Obama, who are noted for dinner dates at Washington's finest restaurants, have probably had before.

And just so that you know just what you're missing, a description:

The Grands Echezeaux is broader than the Echezeaux, with more black-raspberry and black-cherry elements in its smoky, exotic nose, as well as a longer, more opulent and fleshy finish.

Think of this the next time the bouquet of aromatic hydrocarbons of four to five dollar a gallon gas, with its "smoky, exotic nose", and that "tell-tale complex, exotic fragrance" fills your nostrils (if not your tank), and think of how many times you could fill your tank for the price of that one bottle of wine. And know that Barry feels your pain.

H/T Memeorandum

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