Chateau Latour for breakfast?

Well, sort of. Last month I attended the Pebble Beach Food & Wine event and was one of the fortunate few to sit through a tasting of 10 wines from Chateau Latour.

The tasting started at 10 a.m., which, as those oenophiles who read this column will attest to, is the best time to taste wine as your palate is at its freshest and cleanest. The wines — of course — were amazing, but I enjoyed them all the more for tasting them so early in the day. It is most common for people to open great red wines with dinner, once the palate has been numbed with cocktails and other wines.

So for the collectors among you, invite some friends over for a morning tasting. Your wines will taste a whole lot better!