Winebarrel.com’s fabulous Bar Calculator asks you how many guests and what level of service you want (economy, basic or premium) and then provides comprehensive data on what type of liquor/wine/mixers, size of bottle, how many bottles, suggested brand and approximate price.
If your preferences lean towards only serving wine or a champagne toast, the following suggested serving sizes:
* Dinner wines and champagne: 3 to 3 1/2 ounces per person.
* Appetizer and dessert wines: 2 to 2 1/2 ounces per person
* One case of 12 (4/5 quart) bottles of champagne will yield about 100 glasses or will provide 4 to 5 servings for 20 to 25 guests. Five cases to 100 guests is the usual rule. Champagne is best served chilled at 40 degrees.
Suggested appetizer wines: Sherry, dry Vermouth, dry Port
Dessert wines: Port, muscatel, Tokay, Champagne (sweet), Sherry (cream), Madeira (sweet), Sauterne, Marsala, Malaga