So, if you have to give them all a drink or three, then you are going to be Bear Stearns. What to do?
The answer is to buy a few cases of what I reckon is the best value white wine on the market. Wines Direct of Mullingar sells Chateau Des Eyssards Bergerac Sec at less than €10 a bottle, and it drinks like a €15 wine: notes of grapefruit, notes of flinty freshness, a true beaut at an extraordinary price, from brothers Pascal and Laurent Cuisset. If it had the appellation of its near-neighbour, Bordeaux, you would pay twice as much. And, Wines Direct deliver quickly and efficiently.
Only problem is that you won't be able to get rid of those friend after a couple of glasses...