Just in time to help you plan your holiday entertaining, Lily’s Bistro in the Oregon District is throwing a casual tasting party on Thurs, Nov 14th from 6 -8pm. Lily’s General Manager Emily Mendenhall says, “this will be a fun, easy going way to try some wines, tasting can sometimes be stuffy, and that’s so nut us.”
They will be featuring six wines paired with six seasonal snacks that will allow you to find the perfect wine to serve at home for your celebrations. Staff will b on hand to help advise you on what wines will best compliment your holiday menu. Once you choose your favorites, you’ll even be able to purchase them right there at retail prices. You’ll want to pick up your ticket in advance, they are $30, and it’s a great excuse to stop by the bistro and treat yourself to lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch!
Here’s a tip from DaytonDining on knowing how much wine to have on hand for your holiday meal:
A safe rule of thumb is to figure that each guest will consume one to two drinks per hour. If you’re focused on wine and not serving cocktails before dinner, assume you’ll need enough for an hour of appetizers before dinner (in case that turkey takes a little time getting up to temperature or Aunt Mary arrives late.) Then consider years past: did dinner last 20 minutes and then everyone went back to the football game? Or did Uncle Bob tell stories for so long that everyone ended up eating third and fourth helpings? Are you day-drinkers (and eaters) or is dinner after sundown?
Multiply the number of hours you plan to entertain times the number of guests times two drinks per guest, and you’ve got the number of glasses of wine you might need. If you’re serving standard 750-mL bottles, it’s safe to assume you’ll get about four glasses per bottle, so divide your glass number by 4 to find out how many bottles you need.
Got that? Guests x hours x 2 = glasses.
Glasses / 4 = bottles.
So if you’re hosting eight people and planning to have a half hour of pre-dinner snacks followed by a dinner that lasts about an hour and a half, figure 8 people x 2 hours x 2 drinks per hour = 32 glasses / 4 glasses per bottle = 8 bottles.
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