Miami Herald Wine Columnist, Fred Tasker, gave his Father’s Day Wine Suggestions on Linda Gassenheimer’s WLRN 91.3 FM program.
Happy Father’s Day to all Dads.
In every debate about the sexes, the question is always the same: “What do women want?” And we men can never figure it out.
With Father’s Day coming, it’s the one time of the year when we can change the question to: What to men want?
The answer is easy. But this is a family show. So let’s talk about the second-most important desire men have for this holiday: Red meat and red wine.
For the red meat, you could take him to Capital Grill for the 24-ounce dry-aged Porterhouse. Or Smith & Wollensky for the Gorgonzola Crusted Filet Mignon. But I checked out their websites, and they don’t even list the prices of those big steaks. Which leaves it to your imagination. Which can scare you to death.
For about the same price, you can buy him a two-pound steak at your local supermarket, then take him to Sears and buy him his own grill. Guys love to grill their own steaks.
For the wine, the variety of choice is cabernet sauvignon. This is no time for wimpy wines. You need cabernet, the king of wines.
Of course, you can break the bank here too.
If you want to spend $70 on daddy, you can buy the just released 2003 Jarvis Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley. It’s unusual for a wine to get seven years of aging before they sell it. This is marvelous – silky smooth, with toasty oak aromas and flavors of mulberries and cloves.
Or, you can spend less. For $20 you can get the 2007 B.R. Cohn Winery Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon, with flavors of black plums and cocoa.
And if daddy’s worth only $14 you can get him the 2007 Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon from California. It’s actually quite nice, with black cherry and herbal aromas. He’ll like it.
In any case, men are so simple. Just remember the rule — red meat and red wine. Then the guy in your life will know who’s your daddy.