Choosing the right bottle of wine can make a novice's head spin, even before anyone has taken a sip. We asked three wine experts--Ronn Wiegand, publisher of Restaurant Wine; Andrea Immer, author of Great Wine Made Simple; and Tim Kopec, wine director at New York City's Veritas--what they would serve on the following occasions:
An afternoon picnic in the park (less than $15)
WIEGAND Trefethen Riesling, 2001 IMMER Cavit Pinot Grigio, 2000 KOPEC Chivite Gran Feudo Rose, 2001
A dinner for business associates ($30 or so)
WIEGAND Cabernet-based De Toren Fusion V, 2000 IMMER Cakebread Chardonnay, 2000 KOPEC Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet...