The holidays are a time for friends, family, and of course, good food and wine. If you’re hosting a holiday dinner party this year, you may be wondering what kind of wine to serve. Here are a few tips to help you choose the perfect wines for your holiday feast.
Consider your menu. The first step in choosing the right wines is to take a look at your menu. What kind of dishes will you be serving? Are they hearty or light? Spicy or mild? This will help you narrow down the kind of wines that will pair well with your food.
Think about your guests. Not everyone enjoys the same kind of wines. You’ll want to take into consideration the taste preferences of your guests when selecting your wines. Do you have any wine lovers in attendance? Any pregnant women or people who don’t drink alcohol? Keeping everyone’s preferences in mind will help you make sure everyone has a good time at your party.
Set a budget. Wines can range in price from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars per bottle. It’s important to set a budget before you start shopping so that you don’t overspend. Once you know how much you’re willing to spend, you can narrow down your choices even further.
Get advice from a professional. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the choices, don’t hesitate to ask for help from a professional. Your local wine shop should be able to recommend some great wines that will fit both your budget and your menu.
Buy more than you need. It’s always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to wine because it’s easy to open another bottle if needed but impossible to un-open one! Buy at least one extra bottle of each kind of wine than you think you’ll need just in case things get flowing and everyone wants seconds (or thirds).
Relax and enjoy! Once you’ve made your selections, it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labor! With a little advance planning, choosing the right wines for your holiday dinner party will be a breeze. Cheers!
The holidays are fast approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about what kind of wine to serve at your holiday dinner party. Use these tips to help you select the perfect bottles for your menu and your guests. And don’t forget to have fun! After all, that’s what the holidays are all about. There is still time to take your Hill Country Wineries tour and support Texas wineries for the holidays! Check out these options below. Cheers y’all!