Buy a mixed case and try a few bottles before locking in what you want for the big events. Also, don’t buy too many of one particular wine – even if you like it a lot to begin with, it’s likely you’ll get bored of it. Now is a great time of year to experiment because you’re always around lots of people. At other times, there might only be two of you, so you might not have the same opportunities to try different wines. Take advantage while you can!