Our new wine columnist makes his debut from Pebble Beach, from where he recommends five great Central Coast wines
By: David Bova
The only experience that equals playing a round at Pebble Beach Golf Links is re-living every shot
afterward on the porch at the Lodge at Pebble Beach over a bottle of
wine and a fine meal, enjoying the California sun, the scenery and the company.
golf make a perfect pair, and I am pleased that LINKSmagazine.com has asked me
to write a wine column. Twice a month, I will bring you the best wine
selections from around the world, as well as offer useful tips that will
enable you to get the most out of your golf lifestyle.
we start our tour at Pebble Beach, home to golf's premier pro-am and located
just north of California's Central Coast region, which is well known for
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Due to the close proximity of Monterey Bay, the
area has a cool climate and is ideal for growing grapes.
president of Pebble Ridge Vineyards & Wine Estates, I spend a great deal
of time in the Central Coast, and I will be at Pebble Beach this weekend,
enjoying the tournament and visiting a couple of my favorite places:
the porch at Roy's at Spanish Bay and the Tap Room at the Lodge (the Tap
Room Burger is a must-order).
I'll catch up with Jennifer the
bartender, who has worked at the Tap Room for 15 years, and order one of
these five recommendations for Central Coast wines:
Pinot Noir 2006 Calera Central Coast Pinot Noir 2006 Talbott Chardonnay
2005 Mer Soleil Central Coast Chardonnay J. Lohr Central Coast
If the weather cooperates, life doesn't get any
better than that.