Find a local bakery that makes really good bread to pair with the risotto. I always serve mine with Georgia Olive Oil for dipping.
Sparkling wine for appetizer
I recently fell in love with Jardin en Fleurs sparkling Vouvray from the Loire Valley. It has a touch of residual sugar, but is slightly acidic. It is by no means sweet. For about $14, you can’t beat this French sparkling wine.
Guests 6 and 7
Wine for dinner
Asparagus is a tricky vegetable to pair wines with, and you generally want to avoid serving it with oak-heavy whites. A drier Pinot Grigio or an Oregon Pinot Gris goes nicely with the creamy risotto.