Before you have your first party or even serve your first wine with dinner make sure you know exactly what you should serve with the meal you have chosen. Taking the time to research and learn about how wines complement food, you will be able to make a better selection of wine to go with the dinner you are serving.
Making a good choice means you have to know the wine making process of the manufacturer you choose. If you are unable to research a wine maker, you can certainly take the time to ask different friends, relatives and associates for their preferences in wine. Whether you’re serving wine for a family dinner or a dinner party, you want to make sure you serve a high quality variety.
In both your red and white wines you want to make sure you have both dry and fruity varieties since some meals go better with each one. Don’t attempt to second guess what you might need but have several bottles of each type of wine so that you don’t have to buy more because your party menu is different than what you usually prepare. Allow for changes in the menu when you first invest in wine inventory and always replace what you use so that you have a consistent flow of fresh wine in case something comes up at the last minute.