Here are the wines I remember from today's visit. I'll put more up in my newsletter…
Skouras Moschofilero 2004 – Pelleponese, Greece
Cheap Bubbly – Proseccos (any producer) from Italy or Cava (any producer) from Spain
A couple I like are Nino Franco "Rustico" Prosecco NV and Cristalino Brut NV Cava
nicer bubbly for Mom's day
Roederer Estate L'Ermitage 1996 – "baby Cristal" Anderson Valley, CA
LBV Ports or Late Bottled Vintage Ports – ports that give you the style of fancier vintage ports without the required aging and at a cheaper price.
I like Warres 1995 LBV Port and its around $22.
Alternatives to Pinot Grigio –
Terruzi & Puthod Vernaccia di San Gimignano – probably a 2004
or wines from other Italian regions – try a Gavi or a Soave from any producer, just make sure they are 2004 or 2005.
I'll write more later, but that's what I remember for now….