The anything-goes potluck dinner, those democratic shindigs where each guest comes armed with a homemade dish, is great fun to attend. After all, how often does one get to pile a plate high with a mélange of discordant items like vegetable lasagna, quiche Lorraine, and Cajun-spiced chicken fingers? But these convivial smorgasbords are also rife with risk, because what if no one has the good sense to make green beans, and there are three platters of chocolate chip cookies?
One aspect of these suppers that need not confound, however, is what to sip. It is entirely possible to find a bottle that goes well with caprese salad and doesn't clash with tacos al pastor. Here are a few strategies from the pros, organized by type of wine.