With 2016 fast disappearing into the rear-view mirror and Christmas now well and truly in the spotlight we thought we’d share a few of our top Festive wine and fizz tips to tee you up for a bumper month ahead…
We know that this time of year isn’t one for making major changes so these tips are easy to implement and don’t involve rewriting the book!
Serve Champagne by the glass from Magnums
Serving customers at the bar or their table from a Magnum is an impressive flourish- and one that’s sure to catch the eye of surrounding diners and drinkers who will not be able to resist ordering the same!
Add a port & sherry to the list by the glass
Often overlooked during the rest of the year, port and sherry are a favourite seasonal treat for many customers
‘Tis the season for a splurge! Add a premium Champagne to the by the glass list
Your customers will be treating themselves over the festive period, so will happily pay ‘that little extra’ for a glass of something truly special
Make sure every staff member has a favourite wine on the list to make recommendations
With more people out socialising, drinking and dining, there will be questions and requests for recommendations Whether it is a by wine connoisseur or a customer who is less of an expert, all customers will appreciate, and often go with, a good recommendation
Food & wine pairing suggestions
During the Christmas period, menus are often seasonally themed. If staff are aware of which particular wines or fizz to match with particular dishes, customers are more likely to order a glass to accompany each course!