Our Entertaining Tips
  • Don't wait for a special occasion to throw a party for friends and family!
  • Choose a theme (by cuisine, season, region, etc.)
  • Have more wine on hand than you think you'll need, along with plenty of non-alcoholic drinks, too. It's always better to have leftovers than to run out.
  • Set the tone with music, subtle lighting (try candles) and simple decorations such as flowers.
  • Don't leave guests empty-handed - offer a glass of wine or other beverage as soon as they arrive.
  • Have plenty of food, and remember, it's fine to keep it simple.
  • Keep circulating! Try to make sure all your guests are comfortable.
  • Small dishes are easy and fun. Prepare them ahead of time or enlist the help of a caterer so you can enjoy time with your guests.
  • Try a buffet - they keep guests moving, mingling and free to pick and choose. Include wine in the spread so your guests can sample different wines with a variety of dishes.