Drink picks for a graduation celebration
Can it already be here? Yes -- it's time to toast the multitalented graduating class of 2013.
BA -- The balanced, elegant and rich 2010 Ram's Gate Sangiacomo Chardonnay ($62).
BS -- The vivid, aromatic and meticulous 2010 Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir ($42).
BBA -- Johnnie Walker Double Black ($40), the newest Scotch in the repertoire; like JW Black squared.
MBA -- The know-all-the-angles 2010 Justin Vineyards Isosceles ($62), a Bordeaux-style red blend in the black with fruit.
MFA -- An evocative, stylish taste, Pisco Portón ($40) from Peru, a white spirit, smooth and distinctive.
RN -- The 2008 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva ($35), a reliable, supple, satisfying red to make you feel good all year.
PhD -- The sophisticated, mature and refined 2004 Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Champagne ($60), which pops its cork with anticipation and rewards all.
JD -- The complex, celebratory Highland Park Loki ($249), a 15-year-old single-malt Scotch from the producer's smoky-sweet, vanilla and mischievous Valhalla series.