The perfect house wine should possess the following qualities: It should be affordable, easy to find, easy to restock and, above all, reliable from one vintage to the next.
Make it casual A great house wine lacks pretension; it's a comfortable wine that suits your palate but can also accommodate the tastes of othersin other words, it wouldn't hurt to have a bottle or two of Chardonnay and Merlot on hand. A great house wine is the sort of bottle that you'll want to have around when you've ordered a pizza or when friends happen to drop by.
Make it interesting This doesn't mean that a house wine can lack pizzazz. On the contrary: After all, it's representing your house. With all this in mind, the following are my top 10 house-wine candidateseach capable of matching any mood or occasion.