Are you going to have a party soon? Have you thought about the types of wine you will need to make your party rock?
Whether you are having a festive party or planning to launch a celebratory party for a personal success, picking the best wine is important because it is one of those things which everyone looks forward to. Here are a few tips to help you pick up the right type of wine for your party.
Calculating the Number of Wine Glasses
To shed spotlight on your wine, you must know your guests, especially the wine lovers who are most probably coming to your party. As a rule of thumb, expect more than 60% of your audience to take a sip from a glass of wine.
Come up with a rough estimate of your guests and assume that each drinker would require at least two drinks in a single hour. This strategy is commonly used by party planners to fulfill the requirements of partygoers. Bear in mind that we are also considering the non-drinking audience to avoid facing shortage.
Using this rule, you can suppose that you may have 20 wine enthusiasts out of 30 guests. By multiplying 30 by 2, you’ll find out that you will probably need about 60 glasses of wine for each passing hour.
You must also be aware of your event timings .i.e. how long is your party expected to last? From the arrival of the first guest to the departure of the last one, you have to maintain a steady supply of wine for everyone. In case your are uncertain about the exact timings, try to overestimate the duration of the event because it is better to have a few bottles remaining at the end of the party than realizing that your stock has finished in the middle of the party, thereby causing you to embarrassingly deal with the growing wine requests.
A typical party lasts for 3-4 hours. Try using this figure as a baseline. It must be noted that an evening party generally extends longer than a morning one. Next, you have to determine how many glasses can be poured out by a wine bottle. For instance, a 1500 ml bottle can fill at least 9 glasses. Go over your wine bottles and compute a cost accordingly.
The Red/White Split
Red and white wines are among the most popular wine choices. If you have both white and red wines at your disposal, then you can try the 6:4 ratios to distribute them among your guests. This means that if you are having a party in the winter season or in a colder city, then out of 10 bottles, pick 6 red wines and 4 white ones. Similarly, if the party is expected to begin in a hot weather, then swap the numbers and allocate 6 white wines and 4 red ones.
Among white wines, Riesling, Viognier, Gewürztraminer, and Chardonnay are excellent picks for both fall and winter seasons. When it comes to red wine, Pinot Gris, Muscat, Chenin Blanc, white Bordeaux, and Sauvignon Blanc are well-liked options for summer and spring seasons.