Chardonnay: This popular, adaptable white wine grape can be grown in just about every wine-producing country in the world. It is the grape behind the famed dry, white burgundies of France and one of the principal varietals in champagne. Typically, chardonnay is an oaked wine with medium-high acidity and a fuller body. It's flavors and aromas can range from toasty and vanilla (from the oak) to tropical fruits to slightly earthy. Food Pairing: Fatty fishes and rich cream sauces.
Apothic Red - This is the sneaky red wine. It's not too expensive, around ten bucks, but it's really tasty and full flavored. Apothic Red is always what the girls "oooohh" to when someone pulls it out of the brown grocery bag. Smooth and easy.