How to Pick the Perfect Wine for a Big Party

At this point, it seems like a problem if you don’t eat the most exceptional hot dog at whatever music festival you landed at over the weekend.

That’s because you probably did. Since around 2010, when a headline shouted, “Lollapalooza 2010: Food Is the New Sex and Drugs,” we’ve seen the culinary scene at shows get better and better and better.

Along with that transformative hot dog, you can almost certainly procure as much stellar craft beer as you can drink, because the brew scene at festivals has improved dramatically, too. But what if you’re a live-music-loving wine drinker? Then you haven’t been so lucky, because the overriding POV at a festival is essentially the guy whose best joke is: You Can’t Drink All Day if You Don’t Start in the Morning. While that can jibe with serious beers, it’s quantity-over-quality message is not normally synonymous with a good pinot noir.