Engagement Party: It’s the first moment everyone celebrates the exciting news together, and it calls for the real stuff: Champagne. Pol Roger makes some of the best bubbly in Champagne for a manageable price.
Pol Roger Champagne Brut NV (Champagne, France) $58
Bridal Shower: To keep guests refreshed through hours of gift opening, we turn to Vinho Verde from Portugal: light, refreshing and virtually guaranteed to be liked by all.
Quinta da Aveleda Vinho Verde 2013 (Vinho Verde, Portugal) $9
Bachelorette Party: What better accessory for your girls’ night out than Little Black Dress Wines? They make 11 wines, including “Divalicious” Pink Pinot (it just sounds like a party in a glass!), and at $9 a pop, they won’t break the bank (we’ll let your, ahem, evening activities do that for you).
Little Black Dress “Divalicious” Pink Pinot 2012 (California) $11
Wedding: A wedding wine needs to be enjoyable, versatile and affordable. Chloe Wine Collection wines fit the bill plus some. Winemaker Georgetta Dane makes three styles: Red No. 249 (North Coast, California), Chardonnay (Sonoma County, California) and Pinot Grigio (Valdadige D.O.C., Itlay). They’re priced around $18 per bottle (keep in mind that purchasing by the case often gets you a discount). And lastly, the label is just too perfect to pass up: an elegant black bow tied around the bottle.