The good news: The boss invited you to dinner. The bad news: You should probably bring a host gift. Before you choke and grab that jug of white zin, check out the expert recs for excellent wine under $20.
If you are completely unsure of what your boss might enjoy, go with a classic standby - Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label champagne. This distintive label is reflective of the juice within - fruity, with a good balance of ripe acidity. Yeah, sure, it does retail above $20, but it’s a classic, quintessential celebration bubbly and is always warmly received—and hopefully, will indicate to your boss that you're the upwardly mobile type.
Tasting Cheat Sheet: Bouquet of fresh bread dough, chalk and vanilla with ripe apple, vanilla and pecan flavors.