5. You can most certainly bring a dessert wine
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Sweet or fortified wines get a bad rep but you don’t even have to leave these guys until dessert. Many pair well with fruits like raspberries and apricots, a rich pâté, and hard cheddar or bleu cheese.
6. If you've got a story to tell, tell it
When you sit there sulkily brooding over why nobody asked about this delicious bottle you've brought, there's only yourself to blame. If you've brought something special for the occasion or just special to you, let the people know. They maybe won't even roll their eyes too hard.