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WINE PARTY PLANNING

How Much?

Use our Drink Calculator to determine how many bottles of wine you’ll need for your gathering.

Knowing how many standard wine-glass servings are in each bottle will help you plan an accurate count.

750 mL = five servings
750 mL sparkling wine (poured into flutes) = eight servings
1 case (12 750-mL bottles) = 60 servings
1.5 L (Magnum) = 10 servings

Red, white or sparkling?

You may already know what your guests like to drink. Be sure to also consider the following when you decide what types of wine to buy.

The time of your event: For brunch or lunch, you’ll want to focus on lighter or sparkling wines.
The food you are serving: We’ll help you find complementary pairings for savory and sweet dishes.
The theme of the party: Are you celebrating? Is bubbly appropriate?
The weather: Is it time for light-bodied, refreshing white wines or warming reds?

What temperature should I serve my wine?

Use these general guidelines to ensure you serve wine at the best temperatures.

Whites and rosés: 55°-60°, refrigerated for a few hours
Reds: 60°-65°, refrigerated for 15 minutes
Champagne/Sparkling: 45°, refrigerated, then kept on ice between pours

Ready, set, pour

It’s our pleasure to help you find the best wines for your party. But you have to uncork those bottles! Here’s how to open a wine bottle quickly and gracefully:

Enjoy responsibly
As you plan for wine, spirits and beer at your party, be sure to have plenty of water, soft drinks and non-alcoholic beverages for your guests. Make sure everyone who’s drinking has food to eat, and that no-one who is drinking will be driving.