Is there a proper order to consuming different varietals at one sitting?
In other words...let's say that I am having a dinner party with different courses. The wines being served are a champagne, a Soave Classico (apertif), a chardonnay, a pinot noir, a cabernet and a sauternes. Is there some wine etiquette that says you must start with the champagne, followed by the whites, followed by the reds, and ending with the dessert wine?
I understand that it's best to match varietal with the particular food you are serving, but what of a "proper" order? Thanks!