I am a writer and personal wine shopper - I love wines with real personality from boutique vineyards made by interesting winemakers. Wine Sister was inspired by years of answering wine questions (usually urgently) from friends standing in wine shops, holding wine lists in restaurants, throwing dinner parties or needing to impress the boss (to name a few potentially stressful vinous situations).
The festive season is just around the corner and those party invitations are starting to come in. People often say don't bring a thing (but of course you know they don't mean it and you absolutely should).
Whether it is just pre-dinner drinks or a full sit down feast, champagne or sparkling wine is a great choice. And if your host already has cocktails or wine flowing and it doesn't get opened, it seamlessly becomes a gift without anyone getting offended.