Event calculator

It can be difficult to determine the correct amount of wine to buy for weddings, graduations, birthday parties and other events, and in those instances the event calculator can be very helpful. The calculations are based on our wine advisors‘ many years of experience, and are only to be used as a guideline. Many variants should be taken into account when assessing the correct amount to buy for your event; weather, timing, guest composition, lenght of time alchohol will be served for et cetera. It's easy to return unopened and undamaged bottles, just remember to keep the receipt. If you need assistance choosing what to serve at your event, feel free to contact our wine experts in Vínbúðin Heiðrún, Stuðlahálsi 2 or with an email

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Visiting Iceland

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The right amount of wine

Our wine experts can help determine the right amount of wine for a party or choose the right wine for dinner.

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