I am having a catered dinner party for 10 this weekend and I would like some recommendations for wines to serve with dinner. The meal will begin with a butternut squash soup with roasted pistachios followed by a salad with a salmon cake. The main course will be a choice of short ribs or chicken marsala served with wild rice pilaf and roasted root vegetables. Dessert will be a flourless chocolate cake and fresh fruit. The guests are strangers to me, it is a fund raiser, so the food won't be to exotic and the wines should be on the "safe" side. I was thinking of a sauvignon blanc for the first 2 courses, probably a Kim Crawford, and maybe a chianti with the short ribs and chicken. I would usually serve a pinot noir as my safe red but I think it wouldn't hold up to the short ribs. Suggestions?