Wine is an ideal beverage for many occasions, but it can be challenging to know how to choose the right one. There are several things to consider when picking out a wine. Here are some tips that I have found that will make it just a little easier.
1. How many people are going to be attending your event?
Wine is a fantastic refreshment for get-togethers, but this also means that you have to buy enough for everyone that is going to be drinking. The more people there are, the more wine you’ll need. Plan for each person to have two six-ounce servings. A standard 750ml bottle of wine contains four of these. A one-liter bottle contains six, and a 1.5 liter bottle contains eight.
2. What is your budget?
If you’re providing drinks for a group, it can get expensive unless you’re careful. This is where it becomes helpful to buy in large quantities. In general, a 1.5 liter bottle of wine will be cheaper per serving than a 750ml bottle.
3. What are your guests taste preferences?
When buying wine, it’s important to consider the individual tastes of your guests. Some people prefer either white or red wine, and others would rather have a particular variety. If you can, ask peoples’ preferences beforehand. If that’s not an option, it’s recommended to buy a couple popular varieties of both red and white wines.
4. What's the occasion?
Any wine can be used to celebrate any occasion or party. However, it can make a momentous occasion seem even more so if you choose an extra-special wine. They will cost more and you may have to search a little harder to find them, but they can be worth it. Some good suggestions are meads, imported wines, ice wines and agave wines.