Last week the editors of Iberians on wine had a long dinner with two aspiring politicians, young and eager to change the world. We were wondering what to drink with the surprise menu that was being prepared by chef Diego Guerrero of Club Allard in Madrid. Finally, we decided to trust the sommelier since he could make a more educated guess about the food that was going to be served.

He offered us first a glass of a wondrous white, Val de Sil, from Valdeorras, made with Godello grapes, that had the most perfect gold colour I have seen in ages. Then he opened a bottle of Cesar Príncipe, a super red from Cigales, that seduced us like a good statesman would. It was written in the stars, to drink a wine called both “Caesar” and “Prince” while dining like kings and discussing the pro and cons of public service with our idealistic friends.