Liquid courage. Social lubricant. Nectar of the gods. Whatever you call it, you'd better have plenty of the stuff on hand in the coming months. Nothing seems to strike fear in the party planner quite like booze. Now we all have our reasons for fretting over the issue, but the fact of the matter is we bring far too much anxiety to the wine aisle.
This year, skip the half hour trudge through every label that catches your eye, and pack my list of crowd pleasing bottles. I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm willing to bet you and your guests will enjoy the following...
Big Fat Cabs
Runquist 2008 (May be a bit harder to find, so order online. This is the one to bring to dinner if you're a guest.)
An Amazing Pinot Noir
Skip champagne and go for Prosecco. It's a bit more dry and always makes for a festive toast to any occasion.
Go ahead a fill your cart with 6 or 7 bottles, and I'm sure you'll bump into your first grade teacher, your dentist, AND your pilates instructor at the checkout. Hey, it's a good opportunity to invite them over!
Lady of the House