Wine is a must at your party but it doesn’t need to be the usual suspects. Pablo Moix, Mixologist for One Group on the West Coast, recommends serving pinot noir for red, rose champagne for sparkling and sauvignon blanc for white. "Everyone drinks these now," says Moix, who adds, "People are looking for smaller, hand-crafted wines instead of the well-known ones." He recommends Williams Selyem pinot noir from Carneros, Perrier Jouet rose and any sauvignon blanc from the Marlborough region in New Zealand.
Perrier Jouet sparkling rose, $70; buy online now at bevmo.com
; Williams Selyem pinot noir, $130; buy online now at wallywine.com
; Cloudy Bay sauvignon blanc, $26; buy online now at e-winegifts.com