The Spottswoode, 2008 Sauvignon Blanc was the wine pick at Michelle Obama’s surprise birthday bash this week at Restaurant Nora in Washington D.C. Were the Obamas making a statement by picking a posh organic eatery and drinking a highbrow, organic wine? You bet. The First Lady has many interests but organics is certainly one of them. She has, after all, spearheaded the organic garden at the White House. And let’s not forget the White House made a point of serving organic food at the Obamas’ first State Dinner in November.
Two Secret Service agents stood guard in the kitchen while the unfazed Chef Benjamin Lambert prepared the First Couple’s meal – a lamb dish for the First Lady and a pan-seared Maine lobster and saffron risotto for the President. The First Lady turns 46 on Sunday.
The $36 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc has notes of peach blossom, nectarine, mineral and spice.
Another celebrity wine hails from Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Vineyards and it will be poured exclusively on Saturday during the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. The winery labeled it “The Red Carpet Wine” and only 120 magnums were produced of this cabernet-based blend that’s being sold in the tasting room. The wine of Dry Creek Vineyards has been the official libation of the Screen Actors Guild Awards for 10 years.