Wines for a Large Party
There’s a ton of people coming round and a ton of things left to do—no time to ponder which wines to serve. Here are three crowd-pleasers that won’t break the bank. For red, The Wolftrap Syrah Mourvedre Viognier (LCBO 292557, $14.30), a hearty South African blend of Rhône varietals, has wide appeal. For white, Cono Sur Bicicleta Viognier (LCBO 64287, $11.05)—from Chile, it’s one of those wines that makes everyone say, “Wow this is delicious! What is it?” For rosé, Ogier Cotes du Ventoux Rosé AOC (LCBO 134916, $14.25) is an elegant, dry blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault that tastes delectably of wild strawberries.