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Last minute invite and wine are the perfect pair

Conte Priola Chianti
CJ Colbert

Have you ever been invited to a dinner at the last minute? Or, you forgot about the housewarming invitation that has been posted on your refrigerator for the last week? If so, the perfect ‘last minute’ hostess gift to bring to any occasion (except an AA meeting) is wine.

If you are not sure what is being served, it’s best to bring both white and red wine. To be fully prepared for the dreaded last minute invite, you should have wine on hand that tastes good and is not going to force you to tap into your retirement or your children’s college fund. Conte Priola is the perfect wine for these occasions. It’s good, and most importantly for budget conscious consumers, it’s cheap!

Conte Priola is a brand that is easy to find, easy to drink and is very food-friendly. For red, try Conte Priola Chianti. It’s an Italian wine that is fairly inexpensive. Total Wine and More sells it for $7.99 and can be found in the Chianti area of the store.

It is a full-bodied wine with flavors of coffee and vanilla and cherry aftertaste that pairs well with red meat. Conte Priola Pinot Grigio is a delicate white wine that is also from Italy and is inexpensive at $7.49 from Total Wine & More. It is a refreshing, crisp wine with citrus flavors and pairs well light hors d'oeuvres, seafood and light pasta dishes.

Even if the wine isn’t served during the party, your hostess will be extremely happy that they now have two great tasting bottles of wine to take to a last minute dinner invite.

Salute!