Fabulous holiday entertaining and fantastic wine go hand in hand. But big questions may arise: How many bottles should you buy? And what type of wine? If you're a guest, what should you bring as a hostess gift? Our worldly wine merchants have eliminated the guesswork and gathered their top tips for solving these wine-related quandaries.
1. Know your numbers.
Typically a 750ml bottle of wine is equivalent to about 5 glasses; count on 3 glasses per guest so you'll know how much to have on hand. Be sure to chill your whites and sparkling ahead of time. For a large party, have several bottles uncorked and ready for serving prior to guest arrival.
2. Have a variety of varietals.
A selection of both white and red wines is an ideal choice for your guests. For a casual party, one variety of each is generally sufficient. Larger or more formal gatherings call for more variety. A safe choice is two white varieties and two to three red varieties, keeping the food pairings interesting and your guest satisfied. Don't forget a Champagne or sparkling wine as an aperitif or to serve with dessert.
3. The gift of wine is always a win.
If you are a guest for the holidays, remember to take a hostess gift. Delight your host with a bottle of French Bordeaux or one of our unique wine and food gift baskets and don't forget to visit us for more wine tips from our in-store experts.
Our mini size bottles of wine make perfect stocking stuffers or party favors for wine lovers.
Stop into your local World Market store and stock up with our huge selection of well-priced wines of every kind for an entire season of holiday fun and festivities!
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Whether you're the host or the guest, our wine tips will have
you well-prepped for the holidays.