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How Many Bottles Of Wine To Get?

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hellywelly4 | 13:07 Fri 07th Dec 2018 | Food & Drink
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I'm organising an afternoon (12.30 start) Christmas party for 32 elderly people and am not sure how much wine to get.
Any advice appreciated. I will also get non-alcoholic drinks, so advice on those appreciated please.

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Difficult to say. I would probably buy 16 which gives everyone a few glasses each if they want it. At Tesco you can buy wine on a 'Sale or Return' basis so you can return what isn't used.
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Thank you Naomi - I didn't know that about Tesco. We don't want a load left over, so that is a really good idea.
Are you sure that they all drink wine? Perhaps some medium/sweet sherry and ginger wine....
You get three very large glasses ( 250 ml) out of every bottle so I would say get 8 + 2 for luck. Alternatively three or four wine boxes would be the same as 9 -12 bottles.
A couple each. 64 bottles then. Unless they're driving home, in which case about 32 bottles.

One can get some pleasant no alcohol cider these days.
Not tried no alcohol wines.
Is that meant to be a joke, O_G? You think 32 elderly people will drink 2 bottles of wine each at lunchtime, and if they're driving just one - and be way over the drink-drive limit ? Not amusing
A wee sherry would be very popular some " older people" prefer more traditional drinks than wine . Although baileys tends to be popular :-)
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The trouble with serving sherry is that we haven't got any sherry glasses! It's a residential site, so no driving, but they aren't big drinkers, perhaps two glasses each. Any suggestions for non alcoholic? I like the Ginger wine idea, but not Baileys as it would be a bit expensive I think.
I probably wouldn’t buy any more than ten bottles of wine, unless you can get the sale or return deal.
Schloer seems to be quite a popular non alcoholic drink; or maybe J20.
^^^yes, I've spent a lot of time recently visiting a care/nursing home which would have a regular "pub afternoon"....not visiting a pub, but drinks in the very large lounge. I was surprised at the number of the residents who'd turn their noses up at wine....
It's Xmas. Not a time to be misery.
No need to return it. Dave, Gness and I will mop up what's left :)
I reckon about 8 and 4 non alcoholic drinks.
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Thank you all, (except for one ha ha!!). Very helpful suggestions. I'm meeting up with the others who are helping, so now I've got some really positive ideas to take along.
Many older people do not like wine, they find it too dry . You can get reasonably cheap sherry and port in Aldi -why not go 'Retro' and offer a sherry or port & Lemon to the ladies, and maybe the men would prefer beer? The lack of sherry glasses is not a huge problem. Asti Spumante is sweet cheap and cheerful too, plenty of bubbles for a festive feel.
You could try and ask them how much they feel they will want? Two glasses each sounds good, then those who want more can have that from those who want less, or none at all.
Can't you ask the people what they would prefer to drink?
//-why not go 'Retro'//

Thanks AL
As your offering I would like a glass of King's Ginger as it's Christmas. xx
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There are 32 people coming spath - sorry, but I'm not going round them all, with the best will in the world!!!

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