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Wright had tips to share about how to choose the right wine to go with your meal and had the following recommendations:
Grenache Blanc or LeBlanc -- A crisp wine that goes great with goat cheese. Wright likes to pair this with a dish like lobster risotto or a fish. She also said that this is a good choice for someone who prefers red wine, as it has good structure and holds up nicely.
Grenache -- Wright called this a "fun wine" and describes it as a "jammier, lighter red." It's nice to drink on a hot summer day and she suggests serving it with a ligher pasta with a cream sauce or pork chops.
Syrah -- Some people like to serve a cheese plate as dessert, and this rich red wine is the perfect complement to that, as well as with a delicious chocolate cake or chocolate mousse. Laura recommends pairing this with lamb or turkey for dinner.
GSM -- This is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre wines and is great for drinking while sitting around a campfire with friends or while dining on a juicy burger.
When deciding what wine to take with you when going to someone's house, Wright recommends bringing what you like to drink yourself unless you know a particular wine that is favored by the host. When in doubt, take both a white and a red so there will be something for everyone.
Wright stars as Carly in GENERAL HOSPITAL, weekdays on ABC.
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