I am serving dinner for 12 and am looking for some varietal pairings for the courses. None of the guests are wine O's so I will not be pulling/buying anything expensive. However several guests will expect something decent as they know I am into wine. Because it is an engagement party, I do need to work some Champagne into the mix. Although the meal is somewhat Italian, I am not really stuck on the idea of using Italian wines, in fact I have a limited selection (save for some Brunnello) of Italians.
So here is the menu:
Antipasto: Roasted red peppers, marinated artichokes, cornichones, Parma Prosuitto, marinated mozzarella, hard salami, ect.
Salad: Baby mixed field greens, seared diver scallops, Dijon mustard vinaigrette.
Main: Veal Bracciolle (veal scaloppini stuffed and rolled with prossuito, provolone, parsley) in white wine jus, whipped roasted garlic potatoes, garlic and olive oil sautéed broccoli rabe.
Cheese: Stilton, some sort of double or triple creme, an aged Gouda, maybe another, dried fruit, nuts.
Dessert: White chocolate crème Brule with raspberries.
Thanks in advance for your help.