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by Fred McMillin
Even on custard.
The name of a hot dog cart in San Francisco's financial district... "Mustard's Last Stand"
The Rest of the Story
My affection for mustard dates from my first trip to the old ball park, and was not diminished by the breathtaking sight of the waving yellow mustard blossoms around Dijon, Burgundy.
Even today, at least once a week my wife makes my favorite sandwich for lunch, toasted whole wheat bread with smoked turkey breast, lettuce, tomato and a double layer of Dijon Mustard. But what to drink with it??
Lunch at Home—The Criteria
The bottle must be under $10.
Between bites I'm reading aloud to my bride of 43 years excerpts from my review copy of Clive Coates newly-updated The Wines of France, $50. Consequently, the wine must be easy sipping, not a powerhouse that demands attention.
16 Tasters Can't Be Wrong
The Best Buy selected by the 16 tasters at the latest class proved to be just right...$8...very gulpable without requiring analysis. Here it is.
Barefoot Bubbly California Champagne
As I recall, S.F. journalists Herb Caen and Davis Bynum were discussing the latter's initial jug wine efforts and came up with the name Barefoot Bynum. When sales reached 20,000 cases annually, Davis decided to put his shoes on and concentrate on a pricier line. He sold Barefoot to Michael Houlihan.
Note: See the WineDay Annex for the Coates book review, "A Book for All Readers."
04/20/00—How Sweet It ISN'T!
04/19/00—The Hex on Grape X
04/18/00—Shake and Bake
04/17/00—Well Done, Byron!
04/14/00—It's the Price, Stupid
04/13/00—The President's Pick
04/12/00—Tamas for the Boss
04/11/00—Clear Lake Takes the Cake
04/10/00—Out Damn Bubble
04/07/00—Sure Thing Sterling
04/06/00—Sing a Song of Syrah
04/03/00—Noah to Napa
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