Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Hold the Alcohol
I don't drink alcohol, but I love food and fine dining. I'm always on the look out for interesting non-alcoholic options and I'm very appreciative of restaurants who recognize that not everyone drinks and provides options accordingly.
Navarro Vineyards in the the Anderson River Valley near Sacramento makes two really good options. They produce two grape juices, Pinot Noir (red) and Gewerztraminer (white). They are grape juices made out of the same grapes that fine wines are made from. These are not wines that have been de-natured and they are nothing like the grape juice concentrate we all grew up on.
You can order a case or half-case directly from Navarro Vineyards to keep on hand for special occasions throughout the year. Some restaurants, although not many, offer them. Bacara and French Laundry both do.