Firstly, don't you think it's odd, given how much wine Mumsnetters seem to drink, that there is no dedicated wine/booze section on here?!
I need to buy some wine for a party. I am on a very tight budget and have £16.50 in Tesco clubcard vouchers which I thought I would put towards it. As far as I can tell from their site I can double their value ( if I do it by 30 Sep) so that seems like a good way of using them.
I don't buy wine very often and am a bit lost. Firstly, I can't decide whether to buy red & white wine for general drinking & champagne for toasting or to just buy lots of sparkling wine. They seem to have a lot on special offer but I don't want to buy something just because it's cheap and then find it's horrid.
Does anyone have the patience/time to help me please?!
Ok, it's a daytime party for my 40th birthday near Christmas. Will be on a Sunday from 2pm until people drift away. Am having it then as most of us have children who I would also like to come (though obviously don't need to count them into the wine equation, most of them drink Scotch . Don't think there are any serious wine snobs amongst my friends nor are they all likely to get riotously drunk.
Will be inviting about 30-ish adults and about a half to third of them will probably be driving.