It doesn’t matter whether the party is big or small, as long as you all have a great time together. And what better cause to throw a party, have fun with friends and sip some delicious wine than celebrating your birthday? Not everything has to be perfect when you’re organizing a birthday party, but one thing can and should be – your choice of wine. In the end, every party gets a solid boost when good wine is present, so don’t miss the opportunity to spice things up. But what wine to choose?
The first thing you need to consider when looking for the wine to buy is who is going to drink it. What kind of wine drinkers are your guests? If it’s a small group of people you’ll probably be able to satisfy their taste easily. But if there’s a bit larger gathering about to occur, look at the big picture as well. If you know that the majority of your guests are perfectly content with crowd-pleasers, you really don’t have to go the extra mile in order to get the finest wines for the most intricate palates. There are plenty of amazing choices in this case as well. For starters, Muscadet is delicious yet no-fuss white wine that’s equally popular in France and the rest of the world. As we all know, the French know their wines so you can’t go wrong with this choice. Moreover, a selection of reds is also in order, and, in that respect, Beaujolais-Villages, also from France, can make this party come to life pretty quickly. Thanks to the rich wine drinking culture, you can always count on French wines to liven up the party.
Keep your budget in mind
It’s obvious that wines can get really expensive, which is why the next factor you need to consider is precisely your budget. Obviously, if the party is going to be smaller, with just a selected few friends that you know are true wine enthusiasts like yourself, feel free to splurge a little bit. However, if the number of guests is going to include twenty or more people, be aware that the exquisiteness of wine is probably going to get overlooked. In the latter case, you should definitely opt for a variety of wines. Aside from classics, such as New Zealand’s Sauvignon Blanc and America’s Pinot Noir red, inspire the crowd with a mix of rose, sangria and vermouth as well. This may be the perfect situation to look up to the Australian wine drinking culture. As an important part of the party scene, you can now order wine online. Just take a look at the fine South Coast Winery offers for example, and you can quickly and easily get your hands on the mix of quality wines as well as estimate the price in advance.
Mix the flavors
Wine should never be served alone. This is another thing that you can learn from both French and the Aussies. In order for everyone to enjoy the wine to the fullest, you should consider the best pairings as well. For example, cheese, fruit, nuts and even pickled veggies can add to the amazing taste of already delicious wine – and keep the guests happy. For example, if you’re thinking of pairing the wine with cheese, you should know that Chevre goes best with the mentioned Pinot Noir, but Champagne, Chardonnay and Riesling, too. Parmesan goes great with Prosecco or Nebbiolo while Blue Cheese is a match made in heaven with robust or sweet reds as well as Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay. Of course, if you plan to go all out with some fine meals and appetizers for your birthday party, definitely check the best wine pairings with food to enjoy the celebration to the fullest.
Be it a mid-range crowd-pleaser or a costly delish for an acquired taste, wine is the perfect companion for special occasions – both parties and some quality “me” time. Therefore, take your time deciding and don’t be hesitant to consult your guests if need be to be 100% confident in your choice.