Sparkling: Scharffenberger Brut Excellence. I LOVE this sparkler. I experience green apple on the palate and brioche on the nose. For sipping or enjoying with plentiful hors d'oeuvres it is just perfect ... and reasonably priced!
Red: Famille Perrin L'Oustalet Organic Blend. This is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvédre and Merlot that I really enjoy with a hearty meal. It's deep luscious red color entices you to take the first sip. I experience cherries and plums at first and then a peppery bite at the end. Once again, terrific wine, made by world renowned wine makers at a surprisingly reasonable price.