6 Mistakes Even the Best Thanksgiving Hosts Make
Ensure a happy holiday with these pointers on everything from décor to the feast itself.
Miscalculating Your Wine Purchase
It can be tricky to know how many bottles to buy for Thanksgiving—people may drink less than they would at a cocktail party, but then again, it is a holiday, and guests are usually in a festive mood. Alexandra Shytsman, author of Friendsgiving, offers a handy guide for hosts, so you're not over or understocked. At holiday meals, she says, guests usually drink about two glasses of wine per hour. A 750 ml bottle of wine yields six four-ounce glasses, so if you have eight guests and your dinner lasts about two hours, you'll need 32 glasses of wine—about five bottles.