The Formula Wine Event Planner is designed to enable our team to offer you the most efficient service and useful advice. Please click the relevant boxes below and a qualified wine expert will contact you within 24 hours.
If you would prefer to call us, our telephone number is 01580 201640
Rely on Formula Wine because special events should be enhanced by special wines and guests should remember your occasion for the right reasons!
Taste test samples with friends and family in the comfort of your own home. We will deduct the cost of samples, if you decide to place an order with us for your event. Please refer to terms at the bottom of the page.
- 24 / 7 Service. If more convenient for you, we are available to discuss your requirements after normal office hours.
- Taste test samples with friends and family in the comfort of your own home.
- Expert advice if help is requested to make informed choices.
- Extensive choice of wines offered at impressive prices.
- Free and reliable delivery.
- Attractive discounts for large orders.
- Relaxed, informative and attentive service as standard!
We don’t pretend to be brilliant at everything, so we don’t offer glass hire. The reason is that if the event is taking place at a residential or business address, the chances are that you’ll require a marquee, ice and buckets, table cloths and even tables... need we go on, so the appropriate choice for equipment and accessories would be a hire company in your area.
If you order samples and decide to place an order for your
event with Formula Wine, the charges for samples will be
deducted from the total event spend.
To qualify, the minimum spend for the event is £500.
When placing an order for samples, if we have not previously discussed requirements with you, please advise us in the personal message box at checkout.
The total value of samples will be refunded up to a maximum of £50.
Help In The Right Direction
A standard size 75cl bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine will provide 6 glasses/flutes. For a reception or toast, allow around 2-3 glasses per person. Example: 100 guests x 2 glasses each = 200 glasses, therefore 34 bottles (200 / 6 = 34)
Grande Marques (big name Champagne) is impressive and the traditional choice for the reception and toasts but a good sparkling wine should be considered, as New World fizz has a fruity style that’s a refreshing alternative compared with the power of Champagne.
For the reception also consider Bucks Fizz, Pimms with lemonade or Kir Royale (black current flavour créme de cassis and Champagne or sparkling wine).
If a toast follows dessert, choosing an off-dry fizz can be a good idea and will also complement wedding cake! Canadian Sparkling Wine Ice Cuvee or fizz like Prosecco, Australian or South African will be great!
Preferences for red and white wines are usually 50-50 apart from during the summer when white wine or rosé may be popular. The split will also depend on the food being served, however don’t worry our team can offer you best advice. Ultimately, the wine should be tailored to suit the mood of the event and your personality.
Allow at least half a bottle of wine per person and add a few extra bottles for safety. A standard 75cl bottle of wine will provide 5 servings in standard size wine glasses.
Example: 100 guests X 0.5 = 50 glasses. A case of 12 bottles = 12 x 5 = 60 glasses. Ideal for allowing half a bottle per person, plus the safety margin.
Remember mixers, soft drinks and water. For all day events allow at least half a litre of water per person.
Most venues will allow you to supply your own drinks and simply charge a handling fee for services, such as chilling and serving your guests. The handling charge may initially appear expensive, however BYO usually works out cost effective and without reservation, much better value considering the superiority of the wine.
Please get in touch; we look forward to being of service.