From a wine perspective, of course – and regional wine at that. What else would you expect from the Wine Curmudgeon? Certainly not politics.
The Democratic candidate? Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado, who has been a tremendous advocate for Colorado wine. He came to the DrinkLocalWine media dinner in April, where he said all the right things and seemed genuinely interested in what we were doing. (There is even a picture of the governor and I floating around the Internet, which I have not yet been able to find. My Mom is not happy about this, so if anyone knows what happened to the picture, please let me know).
The Republican candidate? Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia, whose efforts to help his state’s wine business shame almost every other governor in the country (including and especially Texas’ Rick Perry). Maureen McDonnell, the state’s first lady, has been an especially avid proponent – even visiting Virginia wineries.