Champagne, the favorite drink at weddings. And Rosť to boot
Rosť Champagne by law is only produced in the Champagne region of northern France. It gets its red color from the Pinot Noir grape, and also contains the Chardonnay grape in varying proportions. They are full-bodied, elegant wines, not as sweet as most still rosť wines. Many consider rosť Champagnes to be the pick of the litter (and what a litter.) Suggested food pairings include Grilled Fish and Roast Lamb, but frankly Champagne goes with most fine foods.
Rosť Champagne starts at about $50-60, and the sky is the limit. If you want to cheat, you can buy sparkling rosť wines from other countries, but they won't be Champagne. Sometimes the wine-making cycle is quite similar to that of true Champagne. For example, the Italian Franciacorta is quite similar in its processing, and in its price. I remember tasting a Franciacorta Rosť. Nothing to write home about. Who says you need to buy a full bottle, especially if you are two. For about $20 you can get a half bottle of the Cattier Chigny-Les-Roses Premier Cru Champagne Brut that tastes of freshly baked bread, nuts, honey, and crisp green apples. Another good choice is the Piper-Heidsieck Rose Sauvage Brut Champagne for about$40. This dry champagne is quite acidic and tastes of cherries and berries. It should be consumed shortly after purchase. If you feel like moving up consider the many Rosť Champagnes from Taittinger. They start at about $70.