Can I recommend a reasonable red wine? Sure. I can do that.
I would recommend wines from Italy. They have been cultivating grapes and fermenting wine on the Italian Peninsula for thousands of years. Young vintners are 600 years old in Italy. And because there isn’t the marketing “cachet” of France, Italian wine is MUCH cheaper. For a good, all-purpose red that is bound to please everyone, I would recommend “Il Bruciato” from the house of Antinori in Tuscany.
It tastes like pie. Yummy, delicious pie. With berries and cherries and plums, oh my! It is smooth, and shouldn’t cost more than $30 per bottle, which is reasonable for a decent bottle of imported red. The link above is $19.99. Don’t hold it forever, either. It is meant to be consumed, not aged for 15 years. Drink ’em if you got ’em!
Oh, and “Il Bruciato” means “The Burned”.