I agree with Chris on the Middleton, it is a very good whisky. With that and a top shelf Bourbon, you'll be expanding beyond Scotch for the higher end and could surprise some of your guests. Nice collection of vintage Champagne. For the wines, well, I have to ask - what are you using them for? Drinking, right, but with food or just to sip? Light appetizers or more substantial food? I assume if this is for a bar you might be looking for wines that can stand by themselves. And of course early consumption or do you want to age a bit, as you have your Champagne? "Stocking a bar" can easily morph into "building a cellar...". Some of my favorites: Chardonnay: sorry, I am not a fan of most CA chardonnays. Too oaky, and while the tropical fruit you typically get from them isn't horrible, it isn't to my liking. From France for relatively easy sipping, a Macon Village or St. Veran would work, Chablis for a drier, flintier style (I really enjoy wines from Michele Barat, had a '95 the other day that was incredible). If you want some additional complexity, look for old vines - "ville vigne" on the label. From here you can go into other white Burgundies, but this can get crazy and expensive. OK, for CA chardonnay I will occasionally have some from Carneros or Russian River, like Acacia, or maybe a Calera (central coast?) which tends to be more Burgundian in style. Zins: I like a lot of Amador county Zins, especially Karly's Warrior Fires or Sadie Upton. Their everyday Zin, whose name I forget but it might just say Karly Amador on the label is a good value. Story's wines are good too; again, they make from several vineyards so it might be good to determine what style you want. I bought some futures from them - Picnic Hill - and it is quite a bit lighter than I recall it being from the barrel sample. (OK, it might have something to do with it being maybe 20th wine I tasted that afternoon)...the only Amador Zin I didn't like is from Montevina. Paso Robles is another good area for Zin producers. Frankly you can't go wrong with choosing an "R" for Zins: Ridge, Ravenswood (especially Dickerson, though Old Hill and Beloni are also very good) and Rosenblum. A word of caution on Rosenblum: they make wines from many, many, individual vineyards...the owners of those vineyards are typically so small they don't make their own wine. My current favorites there are Hendry and Allegria. For fun, you could put in a few Primitivo from Italy's Puglia region; Primitivo has been proven to be genetically identical to Zin. I haven't found a Primitivo yet that I like more than any of the Zins I mentioned, but YMMV. So this post ends on less than a page, I'll write about Merlot and Pinot separately. But two other thoughts: -not sure how close you are to Santa Ana. The Wine Club has one of its three locations there; you might want to look at their catalog/website or visit. Knowledgeable people, great prices, and if you go, you can taste about 30-40 wines on the honor system (assuming it's like their store in San Jose and San Francisco). -re: current vs older vintages...consider looking at wine auctions, say, via Christies. Often the non-trophy wines are overlooked, and you can get some good values on properly stored, ready to drink wines.