shutterstock_367379495There is one thing, and perhaps only one thing, that unites Americans this election: anxiety.

In a recent survey by the American Psychological Association, half of the people (52%) said the election “is a very or somewhat significant” source of stress in their lives. This anxiety is showing up on both sides of the aisle, with 59% of Republicans and 55% of Democrats saying the election is stressful to them.

A glass of wine will take the edge off of watching the returns, and here are some tasty picks:

Chateau Ste. Michelle, 2014 Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc, $11. This sauvignon blanc is bright and lively. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit, melon and mineral. Crisp acidity. Nice length.

Rodney Strong, 2014 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, $25. A tasty chardonnay with citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Notes of apple, lemon and a kiss of vanilla. Bright acidity. A steal for the price.

Waxwing Wines, 2013 Flocchini Vineyard Syrah, $32. Powerful black fruit. Firm tannins. Crisp acid. Nice length.

Black Kite Cellars, 2014 Gaps Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, $48. A gorgeous chardonnay, balanced, yet rich. Tropical, with a hint of pineapple. Lingering finish. Worth the splurge – especially on election night.


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