Make the Party Great: The Art of Choosing Wine
Wine is an integral part of the party process. You can’t have a dinner or cocktail hour without wine, and you also need to make sure that your guests are drinking good quality wines. But where do you start? Do you know how many types of wine there are out there? And what if someone has allergies or aversions to certain types of wine?
Here are the basics on how to choose wine for your next party:
-Start by choosing a type of wine that will pair well with the food you’re serving. For example, try a Cabernet Sauvignon if you’re serving red meat. If you’re serving seafood, buy chianti Classico.
-Consider the guests who will be attending your party and their wine preferences. Do they prefer sweet or dry wines? Red or white wines? Sparkling or still wines?
-Make sure to have a variety of wines on hand, from light and fruity wines to full-bodied and complex wines. This will ensure that everyone at your party can find a wine they like.
-If you’re not sure what type of wine to choose, ask your local wine store for recommendations.
-Don’t feel pressure to pick a wine you don’t know. The whole idea of having an open bar is so guests can choose what they drink and enjoy themselves! So, let your guest list guide which wines to buy.
-If it makes you more comfortable, have one or two options available as a “safe” choice. For example, if you know that someone doesn’t like red wines, have a bottle of white wine on hand as an alternate.
-Finally, make sure to chill your wine before the party starts! Nothing is worse than having warm wine at a party.
By following these tips, you can ensure that you’re providing your guests with the best experience possible!