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I am hosting a wine party in the upcoming weeks for a charitable organization and just need some feedback. I will also be pairing food with everything too.
Obviously I do have a budget and there should be around 40 people. So, probably 4 bottles of wine each. I am having issues narrowing down my flight, just so much I'd love to share.
I have been in the wine business for such a long time, and I know so many good wines but to narrow it down is, for whatever reason, becoming difficult.
There are a couple of 'must-haves' seeing as it's my Girlfriends charity. I'm just the source and knowledge.
How is this line-up?
Riesling -GF must-have
Possibly a dessert- either Dessert wine or Port
Being in the wine industry, I would love to throw on a Zinfandel seeing as most of these people are probably wine novice... so they associate Zin with White Zin and I want to break that fear. Also throw some Malbec and even some American or Australian Syrah/Shriaz. But, my list of the flight keeps getting higher. Or a really nice hefty Meritage/Bordeaux style blend sounds nice. Should I keep it all American with my flight or should I go to each wine and select it where it's known for... ie Riesling get a German, Chardonnay a nice Chablis from France etc.
Keep it simple? All American? Just 6 wines?
Need help cutting it down or is that flight sufficient for wine novices (possibly a few knowledgeable people will be there)? I have all the wines I could possibly want... but there is just so much to explore and to share with others...