Party Time? Paella and Pinot from Clos des Amis in Ventura County

The past twelve months have really been something. My last in person wine event was with WALT Wine (read about it here) before World of Pinot Noir, the first weekend in March. In 2021, WOPN went virtual– with events the entire month of March instead of just one weekend. And then I was supposed to do a Spring Break Bud Break WSET 3 Bootcamp with Napa Valley Wine Academy followed by a press trip to Bordeaux and Germany.

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Wine For Election Day: “Dueling Pistols” from The Federalist


As I finish writing to publish this on election day 2016, I can’t escape the duel for commander-in-chief of the United States, and indeed, dueling visions over the direction our country should take. I for one am ready for this duel to be over, but I dread the results. What will die? What will live? One friend said it is like getting a root canal which basically kills the tooth to stop the pain, and I agree: I just want it to be over and I pray that the pain will go away for good.

So what wine would you pair with this election? How about “Dueling Pistols” from The Federalist?


do you notice the red, white and blue color scheme? how about the pistols on the label?

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