Hi Leah, another very question and some suggestions for you:
From more obsure wine regions/grape varieties, I would say:
for whites: Ionos Greek wine 2017
Gruner Vetliner Domaine Gobelsburg 2017
, Gaillac Perlé Esprit de Labastide Cave de Labastide de Lévis 2017
, Isola della Fiamma Grillo, Sicilia 2017,Old Vines in Young Hands Branco 2016 (Portugal) are all going to be easy drinking, light and refreshing for a lovely summer day.
As for reds, I would totally go for
Baccolo Appassimento Rosso Veneto 2016
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Dipnos Greek Red Wine
Isola della Fiamma Nero d’Avola 2017
, Almeida Garrett Entre Serras, Beira Interior 2015, Sabina Tempranillo, Navarra 2016.
For a bit more upmarket, you could go for Castel Serranova Salento, Vallone 2013, Rioja Muja 2013
, and for a lighter option,
Meerlust Estate Pinot Noir, Stellenbosch 2016
For the whites, for the Society’s white Burgundy is perfect with pretty much anything, especially for buffet style food. A classic Sancerre is always popular too and if you’re after something a bit richer you could go for a white Rhone like
Vacqueyras Blanc Les Clefs d’Or, Clos des Cazaux 2015
If your buffet consiste of spicy food, an off dry riesling would be perfect:
Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett, von Kesselstatt 2015
Regarding sparklers, a champagne would be very approriate to a fancier affair like The Society’s Champagne Brut NV as a classic or I particulary like the Champagne Pierre Gimonnet Premier Cru Brut NV as a smaller grower.