5 tips for choosing wine for a party
Choosing wine for a party shouldn’t be intimidating or expensive. Take a look at our 5 tips to help you select the perfect wine for your next gathering!
Choosing wine for a party
1. more is less
Most wine retailers offer an automatic discount when you buy in bulk, usually 10 to 20 percent off for a whole- or half-case.
2. fun in the sun
Look for wines grown from sunnier climates (Spain, Italy, Australia, or California) because they are generally bolder and ready-to-drink right away. Plus a warmer climate means more abundant grape harvests, which helps keep costs down.
3. bigger is better
The more specific the region, the higher the costs. So look for wines labeled as from larger regions such as California’s North Coast, or even wines from Napa, which is much larger than the tiny (and pricey) Napa Valley.
4. French falls flat
When it comes to bubbly, skip the traditional French Champagne and try some more affordable yet still crisply delicious varieties such as Spanish cava or Italian prosecco or even Oregon sparkling wines. But if you insist on serving French bubbly, try a sparkling wine from one of the lesser-known regions such as Vouvray.
5. pardon the interruption
When in doubt, ask for help at your local wine store. After all, it’s better to look clueless in front of a perfect stranger than your party guests.
|“Good party wines are generally younger, bolder and more fruit forward, which luckily enough are often the most affordable wines.” – Cheryl|
I have a small get-together party with my friends next week, so I wanted to buy some wine to celebrate the occasion. I found your suggestion helpful when you told us to look for wine grown in sunnier climates since they are generally bolder and ready to drink right away. I’ll keep this in mind while I look for a wine vineyard in Wisconsin where I can buy a bottle soon. https://www.44wineries.com/parallel-44-kewaunee/
Great tips for choosing wine for parties! I never thought about buying in bulk for a discount, but that makes a lot of sense. And I appreciate the advice on looking for wines from sunnier climates and larger regions to keep costs down. It’s also helpful to know that French Champagne isn’t the only option for bubbly. I think asking for help at a local wine store is a great idea, too. It’s better to get expert advice than to end up with a wine that doesn’t quite fit the occasion. Thank you for sharing these tips!
Thank you for your advice to ask for help at your local wine store. I really want to bring some good wine to our family dinner this weekend. If I can’t find something I really like, I’ll be sure to ask them for help. https://apiariawine.com/collections/france/products/veuve-clicquot-brut-750ml?variant=41805022560440