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California wines featured at the inaugural luncheon

Tomorrow January 19th 2009, the United States will inaugurate our 44th President, and a very special day it will be. In need of a big and positive change we will make history with the inauguration of the first black president. The celebrations will begin soon after Barack Obama is sworn in with the inaugural luncheon. About 230 dignitaries will be treated to a three course lunch of seafood stew, duck and pheasant, and apple cinnamon sponge cake, as well as some of California’s finest wines, and all will toast our new president with a Korbel Natural “Special Inauguration Curvee” California Champagne. The food and wines were selected by a bi-partisan committee, chaired by California Senator Diane Feinstein, after tastings that were held for senators and representatives. The first course, a seafood stew filled with lobster, scallops, shrimp and cod, will be served with Duckhorn Vineyards’ 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, which was released April 3, 2008. The main course, a brace of duck and pheasant served with sour cherry chutney and molasses sweet potatoes, will be accompanied by Goldeneye, 2005 Pinot Noir, from California’s Anderson Valley. The Korbel Natural will be served with the sponge cake for desert. The luncheon will kick off the all day celebration that includes a parade, inaugural balls and many private parties. Senator Feinstein, a longtime ally of the wine industry who has promoted its interests on Capitol Hill is also the first women and the first Californian to head the inaugural committee. She was a key supporter in having California wines be the featured wines for the inaugural luncheon.

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