The big day is just around the corner and all the details for the party have been meticulously planned out. Food has been purchased and is just waiting to be cooked, and all the guests have sent in their RSVP. Two days before the party, you realize that you forgot about the wine! What is a person to do in this type of situation? The answer is simple: take a trip to the local Wine Shop and work with the expert staff to choose the wines that will pair best with the food and that are most appealing to the group.

Many people have been in this type of situation before where they aren’t quite sure which type of wine to buy for their party. The first thing to do is to go to the local Wine Shop and let them know how many people are attending and what type of food will be served. A good rule of thumb on how much wine to buy is to plan for five to six glasses per bottle. If you have a crowd that really likes to drink wine you can plan for about three glasses per person. This gives a baseline at least for how much wine should be purchased.

The next step is to figure out what pairs well with the food being served. This is where the team at can really help. They are trained in knowing which wine pairs well with which food. All they need is a list of what will be served and they will be able to give several recommendations for pairings.

In addition to having wine ready that will pair well with dinner, it is also a good idea to have some wine ready to serve guests as they arrive. There are a few types that are really “can’t miss” choices. One is Prosecco which is a sparkling wine from Italy. Prosecco is usually slightly sweet and relatively inexpensive. It is a great wine to serve before dinner. Another good option is Pinot Grigio because it goes well with just about any type of appetizers that might be served. Speaking with an expert at a wine store is a great way to learn about wine and make sure the next party is a success. You can also connect them on Facebook for more updates.

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