While special events such as launch parties, client/supplier drinks or corporate conferences are not so very different to office drinks and lunch/dinners, they may have one significant difference. The corporation is entertaining clients/suppliers and therefore more budget may be allocated to the event budget for better quality wines and more of them.
Also, some of the events covered by launch parties or conferences will have canapés rather than full meals and therefore can be very difficult to match with wines as canapés usually have a wide range of flavours and ingredients.
Please use the lists from the office drinks & lunch/dinner pages to select the wines for these events appropriate to the food being served but also look at your budget. Perhaps offering a selection of 3 or 4 better quality wines, some beers, juices and other softdrinks is more appropriate and I can recommend that a sparkling wine is included in your selection particularly if you want to have a toasting wine.