You Should Always Have These Three Wines On Hand for Unexpected Company

Posted May 12, 2015

WineLibrary Staff


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We've all been there before. One moment you're pleased with yourself for being a social butterfly, and putting together a great party at the last minute. You've got your cute fingerfoods in the oven, and your Spotify partytime playlist is on point. Everything is looking great except... wait a minute... you don't have any wine to serve your guests. WHAT DO YOU DO?

Easy: You avoid ever being in this situation by always having a few cases of emergency company wine on hand. It doens't have to be high end, it just needs to be tasty and socially lubricating. Here are three amazing values that don't cost much to stock up on, but will save your butt in a pinch:

Big Bottle:

2011 Clos Du Bois Chardonnay 1.5 L

CdB is always a good standby for when a ton of people show up at the last minute. A big, round Chardonnay always does the trick. Plus this thing has enough body to stand up to anything you put on your cheese plate.


Quaffing red:

2012 Rubentino Chianti Docg

It doesn't matter how good your family-style lasagna is, if you don't have something to sip alongside, it's not really a party. This fruit, floral, $11 Chianti is sure to have everybody feeling like family in no time.


Midnight Toast

2013 La Perla Pinot Grigio Marca Trevigiana Igt

When the sun sets and stuff starts to get rowdy, it's time to break out the bubbles. Where Pinot Grigio is one of the best warm-weather wines around, sparkling Pinot Grigio takes everything to another level. Crisp, light, and effervescent, this will put everybody in the right mood.


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