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Fall Vintage Trying to find the perfect wine for a big occasion? We asked three experts--MADELINE TRIFFON, wine director for Detroit's Unique Restaurant Corp.; JAY JAMES, wine director for the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas; and KEVIN ZRALY, author of Windows on the World Complete Wine Course--what they would give or serve for the following occasions:

$15 or less A 21st-birthday bash, at which 40 to 60 guests are expected, most 21 or older

TRIFFON: Chateau de Segries Lirac Rouge Cuvee Reservee, 2000

"A gorgeous Cotes-du-Rhone, sophisticated enough for the seasoned wine drinker yet gentle enough for newbies."

JAMES: Roederer...

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