What to do when your guests’ experience levels with wine range from almost none to connoisseur?
Answer: Have a range of wine available.
For the wine newbie, consider uncorking a Rosé, Pinot Grigio, fruity Chardonnay or sparkling wine.
For those passionate about wine, pull out your single vineyard bottlings of complex Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir.
If you’re serving dinner and Chardonnay is the best fit, offer an oaky, rich version and a drier, stainless steel fermented type. If Cabernet Sauvignon suits the main dish, provide a great one with layers of complexity, along with a nice, approachable Bordeaux blend.
As a host/hostess, it goes without saying that your main job is to be sure everyone feels welcome and comfortable. If you think someone might prefer sparkling water with a twist of lime, water or even sparkling cider, be sure to have that on hand, too.