Calling all wine loving bees!

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which wines would you serve?
    Chardonnay : (12 votes)
    19 %
    Sauvignon Blanc : (13 votes)
    21 %
    Merlot : (4 votes)
    6 %
    Pinot Noir : (16 votes)
    25 %
    Cabernet Sauvignon : (15 votes)
    24 %
    Other, please explain : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 4
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    7929 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    You should choose crowd pleasers. For red, that’s cabernet. Merlot is too bold for most and the cheap ones are awful. Pinot noir is a great choice, but again expensive for the good kind. Cab grapes are hardy, so you can spend less and get a good quality wine.

    For white, I prefer sauvignon blanc.

    For specific types, I’d go to a wine store and talk to the somellier. Tell him/her your needs and budget.

    Post # 5
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    7929 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Also, if you are only doing one wine, go with the red since you have a bar. Most people who expect and want wine, want red.

    Post # 7
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    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I like Pinot Noir, it’s a nice mellow red wine that’s not too sweet nor too dry. I think it would best suit everyone’s taste. Cab is also a good choice

    Post # 8
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    7929 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    My personal favorites under $10:

    Mark West Pinot Noir

    Smoking Loon Cabernet

    Robert Mondavi Chardonnay

    Post # 9
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    1248 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Aadams4:  I’d go Cab Sav for Red and Sav Blanc for white.

    Post # 10
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    2164 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Cabernet and a Sauvignon Blanc would be good choices.  You can find decent wines for good prices in those varietals, and they tend to be pleasing for most. Don’t go with anything too sweet or too tannic.  

    ETA- pinot noirs can be lovely as well, but the budget ones usually are super light bodied and flavorless.  I can count on one hand the good pinots I’ve had that are under $15.  Good cabs however…definitely TONS.

    Post # 11
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    508 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    You probably want a Cab and a Chardonnay.  Those are the most commonly requested drinks.  as a third, I’d go with a sauvignon blanc.  Many would like a pino grigio, but I think sauvignon blanc is a satisfactory sub for those who like pinot grigio, plus it tastes better than pinot grigio.

     

     

     

    As a second red option, I’d say pinot noir though I’d consider a merlot – for awhile the movie Sideways killed the merlot market, so you could get some great deals. 🙂

     

    Post # 12
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    357 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I think a Merlot and a Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio are your best bets. I think a lot of people find Cab too heavy as a red. Merlot is a bit more in the middle – not so heavy and not so sweet.. Pinot Noir is a good choice too, though. I am not super picky – I love Merlot and Pinot Noir, but rarely like cab.

    I like the Yellowtail wines as a bargain brand. They are often on sale and very good for the price. Rex Goliath is also a good bargain one. I’m currently drinking the Rex Merlot (2/$10!) and it’s doing just fine 🙂

    Post # 13
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    6960 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    My favorites would be Pinot for the red and SavBlanc for the white. Chard is pretty heavy/buttery. I don’t know many people who aren’t REALLY REALLY into wine that like it. 

    Post # 15
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    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - The Heathman Lodge (Vancouver)

    It won’t let me pick more than one. As a culinary school graduate and wine addict, a Chardonnay and a Pinot Noir would be my choices (and what I am serving at my wedding)

    Post # 16
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    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - The Heathman Lodge (Vancouver)

    @Aadams4:  

    I am using BevMo and doing their BOGO on the reds (donovan parke pinot noir….14.95 but that would be for 2 bottles)

     

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