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If you’ve got some big bookings coming up in your venue, getting your wine order in is most likely at the top of your priorities list.

The big thing you should figure out before you place the order is how much wine you really need to stock. If you order too much it will take up space, get in your way and you’ll have to think up ways to shift it quickly.

But if you don’t order enough, even worse! Not only will your guests be disappointed (or angry) but you’ll come across as disorganized and customers will quickly lose their trust in your ability to run a good function. So getting that wine order right is crucial!

In this lesson, sommelier and wine educator Kristene King Thrall helps you figure out how much wine to order for a party or function in your venue.

Learn hospitality skills for today’s world, including:

  • How to gauge how much wine you will need to stock in your venue for a standard three-course function (with a champagne toast!)
  • Things you should consider before placing wine orders for functions and parties

Hospitality managers, get the ultimate tips from an industry expert!


Kristene King Thrall

Kristene King Thrall is a sommelier and Director of Training at Louie’s Wine Dive in Kansas City. As a wine educator, she is passionate about introducing diners to new and exciting brands.

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