Party Planner

How to Plan for a Great Event

We can help you plan your special event or find the perfect wine to pair with your holiday dinner party or maybe a Bloody Mary or Champagne brunch.

Whether you are hosting a small or large party at your home, office or reception hall, O’Brothers Wine & Spirits can help you plan your event. Here are some basic guidelines to follow to make your party a success.

How much do I need?

Generally, each guest will consume 2-3 drinks each, but you can always adjust the amount of drinks more or less according to how much you would like to serve at your event.

To figure out what alcoholic beverages to purchase for your event, typically, 50% of your guests will consume beer, 25% will consume wine and 25% will consume spirits. If you are only serving beer and wine generally the rule is 75% will consume beer and 25% will consume wine.

Now factor in that a 1 liter bottle of liquor will pour approximately 17 (one ounce) drinks and a 750 ml bottle of wine will pour 4 (six ounce) glasses. A 16 gallon keg will pour 180 (twelve ounce) glasses and a 8 gallon keg will pour 90 (twelve ounce) glasses and a 5.5 gallon keg will pour 60 (twelve ounce) glasses. When reserving kegs for your event, remember to order tappers, glasses and ice. With advanced notice you can select import and specialty beers when available.

What types of liquor should I provide?

  • Spirits to consider are Vodka, Rum, Gin, Whiskey, Brandy, Scotch, Bourbon and Tequila.
  • Red wines to consider are Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Malbec , Shiraz, Zinfandel and Red blends.
  • White wines to consider are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Reisling, Pinot Grigio, Moscato and White blends.
  • Rose and White Zinfandel are also very popular as well as sparkling wines and Champagne for toasting special occasions.
  • Please remember your alcohol free guests with non-alcoholic beer and wines.

We carry ice, glassware, condiments, stir sticks, straws, mixers, juices, energy drinks and pop for all your party needs. Ask us about discounts on cases of Spirits and Wines for your party too.


700 Norway Drive Suite 104
Annandale, MN 55302

Monday – Saturday: 8am –10pm
Sunday: 11Aam – 6pm



Next to Marketplace Foods


125 Nelson Blvd Suite B
Montrose, MN 55363

Monday – Saturday: 9am – 10pm
Sundays: 11am – 6pm


Easy access off of Hwy 12

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7890 Front Street
Clear Lake, MN 55319

Monday – Saturday: 8am – 10pm
Sundays: 11am – 6pm


We have pull around parking for trucks, trailers, boats and RVs! Easy access on and off HWY 10.