My FIL is coming to stay with us for a few days, and I'd like to have a few bottles on hand to go with dinner, or just for general purpose drinking. :) Here are the problems I'm facing:
1. The only wine I've seen him drink is Beringer White Zinfandel. Knowing him, this is probably just an old stand-by kind of thing, but it's giving me very little insight into what he might like. I'll probably pick up a bottle, anyway, just so I know we have something he'll like.
2. He's very smart, and very smart with his money, so he'll know (and won't be pleased) if I spend more than $20 a bottle.
3. I'd like to show off my wine knowledge, and perhaps expand his tastes a bit, without looking like a snob.
4. Wine with ties to Connecticut would be a plus, though certainly not necessary.
Thanks in advance for your help. In case you couldn't tell, I'm a little nervous. This will be his first visit to out new condo, and I just want everything to go well.