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A Guide to Planning the Perfect Party with Hattersley Wines

Whether you're hosting an intimate gathering or a lavish soirée, planning a party is an art form that requires attention to detail, especially when it comes to selecting the perfect wines. As your trusted 'partner in wine', Hattersley Wines is here to ensure your event is a resounding success. With our expert guidance and extensive selection, you can elevate your party from mundane to magnificent.

Tailoring Your Wine Selection: The first step in planning any party is determining the types of wine you'll serve. Consider the preferences of your guests and the theme of your event. Are you hosting a sophisticated dinner party, a black tie wedding or a casual backyard barbecue? At Hattersley Wines, we offer a hugely diverse range of wines, and we've always got some guaranteed crowd pleasers that will suit any celebration. We offer a consultation service where you can sample through some different options, ensuring you find the perfect wines to complement your style and impress your guests.

Calculating Quantity: One of the most common party-planning pitfalls is underestimating the amount of wine needed. There's nothing worse than running out of your guests' favourite tipple before the night is over. To avoid this, it's important to calculate the quantity of wine required based on the number of guests and the duration of the event. As a general rule of thumb, plan for each guest to consume approximately half a bottle of wine over the course of the evening. However, factors such as the length of the party and the drinking habits of your guests may necessitate adjustments to this estimate. Our knowledgeable staff at Hattersley Wines can help you determine the ideal quantity of wine to ensure your guests are never left thirsty.

Catering to All Occasions: Whether you're planning an intimate dinner party with the finest cuisine or a hearty buffet for a large crowd, Hattersley Wines has you covered. Pairing wine with food can seem a daunting prospect but people often overcomplicate things unnecessarily. Our friendly team will always help you choose the perfect wine for your menu, making sure you create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests, one sip at a time.

Glassware Matters: The vessel in which wine is served can significantly impact the tasting experience so don't let your glassware be an after thought and end up stuck with a random assortment of funny shapes and plastic cups. Consider having both red and white wine glasses on hand to accommodate different varietals. Additionally, it's wise to have a few spare glasses available in case of unexpected guests. When buying your wine with us, we offer glass hire at only £5 per tray of 24 large or small wine glasses (or trays of 35 Champagne flutes).

In conclusion, planning the perfect party requires careful consideration of wine selection, quantity, glassware, and guest preferences. With the expertise and assistance of Hattersley Wines, you can confidently navigate the intricacies of party planning and ensure that your event is a resounding success. Come and visit us in the shop or give us a call to discover our exceptional selection of wines and experience our unparalleled service firsthand.

Last Updated: 18/03/2024
Author: Rupert Broadley

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