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Snooth User: anthonyaviles

Wines for diverse palates

Posted by anthonyaviles, Feb 9, 2010.

My wife and I are celebrating our 30th Anniversary and are inviting 12 friends. There will be a diverse wine interests. What reds and whites would have an overall appeal in the $20 range.


Reply by rar8888, Feb 9, 2010.

Are you serving food or just wine? Also how many bottles do you plan to buy?

Just off of the top of my head here are 4 suggestions that will be widely available in the states.
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc - white, crisp and refreshing
Angeline Pinot Noir Reserve - red wine that is not overly complicated but enjoyable.
William Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley: very nice cabernet for the price.
Luigi Bosca Malbec Reserva: big wine, well rounded tannins and spicy

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Feb 9, 2010.

there are so many choices it's difficult to narrow a list down. The Charles Krug Merlot that I wrote about is very good for a broad cross section., so let's call that a red selection and for a white try the Buitenverwagten Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa. I like the Luigi Bosca recco but rar8888 and will add another white, the Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner Gobelsburger 2008 is inexpensive and delicious.

Reply by anthonyaviles, Feb 9, 2010.

There will be about 20 small plates...seafood, various meats, various pastas, risotto, etc.

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Feb 10, 2010.

Well my most friendly food reds tend to be Sangiovese followed by Barbera. For whites Gruner and Dry Riesling seem to do it for me. You might want to explore those options, though a wine like the Krug Merlot is a real crowd pleaser.

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