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Choosing Wine for a Dinner Party or Holiday:
It's Easier than you Think!

Going to a dinner party or hosting one yourself? Choosing wine that both goes well with the meal and pleases everybody at the table can be a pain in the behind.

Especially if you don't know a ton about wine. Sure, you know you like it. And you probably know a few grapes that you tend to enjoy. But if that's the limit of your wine knowledge, you may feel a bit insecure about bringing the best wine for a dinner party or buying the best bottles for your guests.

Don't sweat it. Choosing wine is easier than you think. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to know what dinner wine goes well with what dinner. (In fact, most rocket scientists are terrible at picking out wine!) All you need is an overview of types of wines, wine grapes, and what things generally go well together. All of which you can, amazingly enough, find on this page.

Pouring White Wine into Six Crystal Glasses

Party Planning Wine Tips and Resources

Food Wine GuideFood & Wine Guide

Guide to choosing wine for your party menu, including tradtional food-wine pairings, wine vocabulary, selecting wines, and more.

Definitions of Wine TypesDefinitions of Wine Types

An overview of the main types of wine by grape, including how and where they're made and what they taste like. A good red and white wine 101!

Dry Red Wine TypesDry Red Wine Types

An overview of the different kinds of dry red wine grapes. Includes info on where these red wines are made and what foods the different wines pair well with. Very complete!

White Wine TypesWhite Wine Types Part One

Here we go over three of the most popular white wine grapes, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris / Pinto Grigio, and Riesling, including information about what to expect out of each wine and what to serve it with.

Types of White WineWhite Wine Types Part Two

Here you'll find info about three more popular (and super-tasty) white wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, and Verdejo. All the basics about each wine at a glance.

Specific Wine Varieties

Pinot Noir DescriptionPinot Noir Description

An in-depth description of the famous Pinot Noir wine variety. Includes info about its traditional flavors, the grapes, where it's made, and more.

How to Serve MerlotHow to Serve Merlot

Tips on how to serve merlot wine, what to serve merlot with, as well as temperatures, varieties of merlot, etc. A perfect merlot quick guide!

What is Pinot GrigioWhat is Pinot Grigio?

All about that famous (and infamous) white wine, pinot grigio. Tips on tasting and serving, and everything you need to know about this wine... and why its bad reputation is not to be believed.

Wine Tasting Parties

Throw a Wine Tasting PartyHow to Throw a Wine Tasting Party

Tips on how to throw a wine tasting party, including wine party themes, choosing wines and foods, how to taste wines for a wine tasting, and more!

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Need Help
With the Menu?

Though I wouldn't mind going to a dinner party where only wine is served... a girl's gotta eat.

Visit Dinner Party Planning Help and Our Elegant Italian Food Menu for plenty of menu planning help and ideas.

Spaghetti and tomatoes on a wood cutting board

Coming Up...

Hippity, Hoppity,
Easter's on its Way

The date for Easter falls on April 20th this year!

Take a look at Easter Dinner and Party Planning for recipes, edd dye tips, assembling Easter baskets, and more!

And plan to make this adorable...

It's so cute, it may be the best thing you do this Easter.

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