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.
Château de Peyrassol "Commanderie" Côtes de Provence Rosé ($17)
Even you're not a bawler with your very own yacht (at least, not yet) you can start drinking like one.
"This Commanderie rosé wine is what Europe's wealthy are drinking on their 100-footers anchored off the coast of Cannes," says Brandon Barton, former Beverage Director at Danny Meyer's Tabla in New York City. "Plus, bringing a rosé wine of this caliber shows class-just make sure its chilled before you show up." No one is going to suggest uncorking a warm bottle.
Tasting Cheat Sheet:Bone dry with fresh flavors of red fruit and watermelon.