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Crowd Pleasing Wines For Your Holiday Party

Written by: Adam Sternberger

Crowd Pleasing Wines For Your Holiday Party

So you’ve decided to serve wine at your holiday party, but where do you start? What kind should you get? How much should you buy? This guide will help you answer these questions and more.


Make yourself more interesting! A bottle of wine can be a great conversation piece at any event, so ask questions at your local shop. 

When buying for a number of people and you don't know what they all drink, stay away from the extremes; think crowd appeal.

  • Bubbly is a great palate cleanser and a festive way to start your party.

  • For whites, go with lighter varietals like Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigios, and even some blends.

  • Dry Rosés are always a great option because they suit lots of different tastes and food profiles.

  • For reds, blends are always the best option followed by Pinot Noirs.

Here are some great wines with broad appeal:

J Vineyards Cuvee Brut

If you want something special to start off your meal, this sparkling wine is a great way to go. It tantalizes the palate and gets you ready to eat!  $30.99

St. Michael Pinot Grigio

If you only plan on serving one white wine, it should be dry, but not too acidic or unusual. This pinot grigio has great balance and acidity with notes of pear and apple. $15.99

Christain Lauverjat Sauvignon Blanc 

This well-balanced, light white wine is refreshing, fruity, and smells like fresh flowers. Pair with goat cheese or anything on the table with green herbs.  $12.99

Fleur de Mer Rosé

Rosé pairs well with most foods, so it's a great option when serving a varied party spread. This medium-bodied rosé is fresh and balanced with refreshing acidity. $15.99

Bacchus Cellars Pinot Noir

A perfect light red wine that won't overwhelm your party fare, this easy-drinking Pinot Noir is a great bargain! $11.99

Colossal Reserva Red Blend

Most people who drink red wine think of themselves as having a preference for full-bodied styles, so if you only have one red to serve, this is a great choice. $10.99



The basic rule of thumb is 2 drinks per person for the first hour and then 1 drink per person per hour for the rest of the event. A bottle of wine (750ml) has about 5 drinks (5oz pours) each. 

If you choose to buy your wine from us, we're happy to let you return any unopened bottles, and we offer a 10% wine case discount on all non-sale wines.


Give us a call (609-677-9880)--we'll be happy to put an order together for you and arrange for local delivery. 


*Prices reflected are correct as of 11/20/2019 and are subject to change after that date.

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