The time of the first communions and other family celebrations is approaching fast so it is time to start planning. Every parent wants to turn this event into an unforgettable celebration for his or her little angel. We all know that hosting a party requires careful planning and a lot of time and preparation work. How many guests are coming? Which menu will we serve? Any dietary restrictions? Sophie is vegan, John is lactose intolerant… Once you have the menu tackled, another question raises: Which wine will you serve? Will you serve an aperitif?  And how many bottles should you have on hand?

First of all, you’ll have to toast on this special occasion and what better wine to do so than a glass of rosé champagne? Discover our Vincent d'Astré Rosé Champagne, an attractive salmon pink Champagne, with red fruit aromas of wild strawberries and cherries on the nose, crunchy and fresh on the attack with good length and minerality.

Secondly, your wine choice… Choosing a suitable wine depends greatly on your own taste but also on the menu you will serve. Luckily we do have some great easy drinking wines that will please (almost) everyone. We at Thienpont Wine have found a super value everyday wine in easy to use, but elegant screwcap bottles. Working with Bodegas Manzanos we have selected a white, rosé and red wine from local grapes grown in Rioja. With fresh fruit flavours, good acidity and an easy drinking style, we are pleased to present our Señorio de Arnedo selection.

However, if you would need some personal advise, do not hesitate to contact us by sending us your question here.

Now on to the next question, how many wine should you provide? Personally, we think it is important that there is always enough wine to go around but. A rule of thumb we use when hosting this kind of party is half a bottle of wine per person.

Let’s break it down, each standard bottle of wine counts 750ml and in general we serve six glasses per bottle. Based on our very scientific research, we found most guests will likely indulge in one glass of white wine with the first course and two glasses of red wine with the main course; adding up to three glasses, or half a bottle per guest. Simple, right?

Not so fast. This simple rule of thumb sometimes comes with a catch. It depends on how many of your guests like drinking wine, and it depends on how many people will attend the party. Perhaps your uncle is really more of a beer kind of guy, or your cousin didn’t tell you that his girlfriend only drinks white wine. Never fear: as long as you estimate half a bottle per guest invited; you should be fine. No glass will be left empty!


  1. Deze fles is 0.75l
    Vincent D'Astrée
    Brut Champagne
    0.75l Rosé
    New
    €36.00 €29.75
    We have been looking for a reasonably priced rosé Champagne for a while; a wine that is fruity and savoury at the same time and offers good purity and precision (we happen to be a bit picky about the Champagne we sell!) Thanks to our friends at Champagne Beaumont de Crayères, we have found their sister Champagne in the premier cru village of Pierry, a historic village on the southern slopes near Epernay. The blend of grapes is 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier. The Champagne is aged for five years and has a dosage level of 8 grams of sugar. This rosé Champagne has an attractive salmon pink colour, has red fruit aromas such as wild strawberries and cherries on the nose, is crunchy and fresh on the attack with good length and minerality. The name of the Champagne takes its name from a Greek Goddess who appears in the constellation of Virgo. One of its stars is Vindemiatrix, the harvester who when she appears in the eastern sky, this signifies that it is time to start the grape picking.
  1. Deze fles is 0.75l
    Señorio de Arnedo
    Blanco Rioja D.O.C.
    0.75l White
    New
    €7.50 €6.20
    We at Thienpont Wine have found a super value everyday wine in easy to use, but elegant screwcap bottles. Perfect to serve at various festivities. Working with Bodegas Manzanos we have selected a white, rosé and red wine from local grapes grown in Rioja. With fresh fruit flavours, good acidity and an easy drinking style, we are pleased to present our Señorio de Arnedo selection.
  1. Deze fles is 0.75l
    Señorio de Arnedo
    Rosado Rioja D.O.C.
    0.75l Rosé
    New
    €7.50 €6.20
    We at Thienpont Wine have found a super value everyday wine in easy to use, but elegant screwcap bottles. Perfect to serve at various festivities. Working with Bodegas Manzanos we have selected a white, rosé and red wine from local grapes grown in Rioja. With fresh fruit flavours, good acidity and an easy drinking style, we are pleased to present our Señorio de Arnedo selection.
    Available for delivery from May
  1. Deze fles is 0.75l
    Señorio de Arnedo
    Tinto Rioja D.O.C.
    0.75l Red
    New
    €7.50 €6.20
    We at Thienpont Wine have found a super value everyday wine in easy to use, but elegant screwcap bottles. Perfect to serve at various festivities. Working with Bodegas Manzanos we have selected a white, rosé and red wine from local grapes grown in Rioja. With fresh fruit flavours, good acidity and an easy drinking style, we are pleased to present our Señorio de Arnedo selection.
    Available from May