From Southern Thymes Shared by Lara Lyn Carter and Doc Lawrence, (c) 2014 by Lara Lyn Carter and Doc Lawrence, used by permission of the publisher, Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
This meal would inspire a smile from Thomas Jefferson. Not only was he a founding father of America but also he was our first important wine promoter. Favoring French wines and dedicated to entertaining at Monticello, where vegetables grown in his revolutionary garden were always served. Today, a great Pinot Noir such as Gevrey-Chambertin pays homage to our Deep South tradition of hospitality. Versatility is a hallmark of this delicious red Burgundy, which was also one of Napoleon’s favorites. Just imagine if he had escaped exile and lived out his days in the French Quarter of New Orleans—this wonderful wine might have become the most popular in Dixie. This classic Pinot Noir is a Burgundy at its best, a red wine for the ages.