Wine recommendations for a party?!

Question: Wine recommendations for a party!?
we are throwing a big holiday party and want to serve some great tasting wines in the mid price rage - what do you recommend!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

Although your well known wines would work, and make most people happy, you need to serve what you like!. Without knowing if you like sweet or dry, red or white, all anyone can do is make suggestions based on their tastes!. That being said, I would suggest Rosewood Shiraz and Coppola Merlot for Reds, and a Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc for Whites!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

I totally agree about the local wineries!. And there are more near you, than you might suspect!. Just google it, go for a 50 mile radius!.

Tell the vintner what you're looking for, and what your tastes are, and those of your friends!. He/she will be able to help you find exactly what you need!. Buying in bulk from the winery works out to be very inexpensive!. The cost per bottle, ends up being a dollar or two less than just one or two bottles alone would be!.

For example: the winery I go to when I visit my parents charges $9 to $10 per bottle!. A case of wine is $95!. That breaks down to about $7!.92/bottle!.

also, visiting the winery is a great excuse to go and sample all kinds of great wines!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Yes, your question is too vague in its current state, but for 300 people, I'd get the quantity question out of the way!. First, assume that 75% will drink it, and 25% will not have any at all!. Next, how much!? I usually go by 1/3 to 1/2 bottle per person!. Some will have more, some less!. Keep in mind that a 750ml bottle is only about four to five glasses per person!. I'd suggest renting some glassware for this, but glasses on the smallish side so you don't have someone putting a half a bottle of Cab in one of those large red wine balloon style glasses!.

Judging from your question, it looks like this is a "wine only party", so, if there's 300 people, you can figure it out by 300 x 75% = 225 people having wine!. At 1/3 to 1/2 bottle each, use the number in between 33% and 50%, and you come up with 41!.5% of 225 = 93 bottles of wine!.

You can get deals on Cases of wine - for that, go to a decent wine shop and they will recommend ones that will not break the bank!. If it's over the holiday's, the a good hearty red, like a Malbec, Cabernet or a decent Pinot Noir!. For whites, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio's are safe!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

Hmmh would be really helpfull to know what you are serving !.!. so you can pair the food with the wine !.!. check this out it is for weddings but similar approach is necessary http://www!.okvine!.com/articles/wine-wedd!.!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Everyone recognizes and likes Kendall Jackson Chardonnay (about$10-$12 per bottle) and Charles Krug Merlot (about the same price)!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

Do you have any decent local vineyards!? It's nice and fun to servce local wines!. They are usually mid-priced too!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

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