This is actually kind of a good idea for a wine tasting:
The theme for the night was “Wine and Literature,” so everyone brought a wine that went with a particular book passage. There were a lot of good wines, and it was fun to listen to everyone read their particular book passages…The first drink we had was a sherry, which went with The Book of the Dead by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, part of a series of “trashy adventure novels” featuring FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast. I’ve actually never had sherry before, but it was pretty good — sort of nutty and honey tasting.
I think if I were invited to something like that, I’d bring Champagne and read a passage describing one of Gatsby’s great parties. What would you bring?