David Mirassou


Courtesy of Mirassou Winery

After announcing your engagement, you may want to throw a small cocktail party in your home to celebrate. Unlike an engagement party at a restaurant or catering hall, you don't need to serve your guests a three-course meal. Wine and hors d'oeuvres are always a popular format. But how do you know what wine to serve or what food will work well with each wine? We asked David Mirassou, 6th generation of America's oldest winemaking family, for his advice on how to choose wine and how to pair it with different foods for your next party. Here's what he had to say: —Anne Chertoff

If a newly engaged bride and her fiance want to host a casual get together at their house to celebrate with friends, what are some wines they should have on hand?

As I travel throughout the country, I meet a lot of young couples who are interested in at-home entertaining, whether it's for special occasions, like an engagement party, or a casual Saturday night get-together with friends...

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