Rivers of sparkling wine will flow in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday at the receptions following Barack Obama’s inauguration as president. What will you be drinking?
Whether you voted for him or not, it will be a historic moment for our country, certainly worthy of a toast. For those on the East Coast, Obama will take the oath of office a few minutes past noon, perfect timing for a pre-lunch glass of fizz.
Out here on the West Coast, at just past nine in the morning, I will probably lift my freshly brewed caffè latte. The coffee will help me focus better on the inaugural address. The toast will probably be a English muffin.
Or we can wait until after the ceremonies and settle in for brunch with a mimosa or a Ramos fizz, my favorite American brunch libation. (It was invented in New Orleans.)
Most of us, I wager, will save the wine element of any celebration for later in the day. I’m sure I’ll be ready to pour something good to make lunch special.
I’m open to ideas. Who has wine plans, and what are they?
* Please keep the discussion focused on wine and not on political commentary.