Whether you’re hosting an important fundraiser for your firm’s charity of choice, or throwing an evening of appreciation thanking your investors, you must have wine on hand that is sure to impress. Spring is an ideal time to get people together, be it to support a cause, or simply to catch up with one another; however, you want everyone to leave the event feeling like it was worth their effort. Having a robust and eclectic selection of fine wines for sipping with dinner is one way to start these sorts of festivities off right.
For an elegant and delicate red to compliment the mild, warmer weather, consider serving the Estate Pinot Noir Monterey by Craftwork Wines. The 2015 vintage hailing from California’s central coast offering a stylish bouquet of aromas only enhanced by flavours of strawberry, red fruit, mineral notes and a dash of spice all balanced well by its silky texture and complex finish. This wine pairs exceptionally with all varieties of food, from fish dishes and soft cheese appetizers to heartier meats like duck. It’s also been awarded a jaw-dropping 98 points from the Los Angeles International Wine Awards – sure to leave a lasting impression on your esteemed guests.
For connoisseurs of white wine, why not offer something off-dry and slightly fruitier to serve on the terrace? The Chardonnay Central Coast by Ryder Estate boasts a respectable 95 points, and this 2015 Californian vintage offers unrivaled complexity. If you want the best vintages without travelling from one LCBO location to the next trying to find what you’re looking for, wine delivery services offer you the best options at the best price points. Order from retailers like Wine Online and have your cases shipped to your company’s door in just 1-4 business days.
Drinkers will adore this bright, focused and sophisticated selection. This oaked white wine peaks people’s curiosity from the beginning with its aromas of vanilla, orange blossom, and yellow delicious apples. On the palate it explodes in white peach flavour, pear, citrus, vanilla, and a splash of cream – an endearing choice for a change of seasons.
For an oaked white more pronounced in its acidity, order the Hacienda Lopez de Haro Rioja Blanco by Bodega Classica for your event. This 2016 vintage from Rioja is made exclusively from Spain’s famous Viura grape. Aged in French oak barrels, this wine offers white fruit and flowers on the nose, followed by a ripe structure of flavour, freshness and a revitalizing finish. This 90-point wine is of excellent quality for its price point; it’s a perfect blend of crunch and zip with fruit and spice – something every donor will find accessible and delicious.
Another factor to consider to consider at your event is the type of glassware you will use. Naturally, your sold out event is going to make use of fine glassware that everyone can enjoy. If your event however focuses on outdoor, athletics and activities, you may want to consider offers guests some high quality reusable water bottles that can be used to carry wine.
The last thing you want important invitees to be thinking going home is how sub-par the wine was at your dinner or gala. If the quality of food or drink doesn’t match expectation, it can influence not only their enjoyment of the occasion, but how much they donate, what silent auction items they bid on, and how much they continue to invest in your enterprise’s vision and initiatives. Before ordering your wine, do some research and make sure you’re not foregoing on quality – make sure that you’re choosing an acclaimed selection.