(Closed) Can I skip the white wine?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would you miss the white wine?
    No, I would be happy drinking only bubbly! : (22 votes)
    36 %
    Yes. I definitely would miss a still white wine. : (39 votes)
    64 %
  • Post # 3
    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think because half your choices are better paired with a white you’re better off going with a white than a bubbly.

    I’m personally a white fan and VERY picky with reds. That being said if it wasn’t offered I’ll just drink water or soda.

    Post # 4
    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    I personally wouldn’t miss the white (I also prefer sparkling whites, if I’m drinking white at all), but I think a lot of people would. I’d serve a flat white with dinner.

    Post # 5
    20 posts
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think a cava would go great with those two particular dishes, and having a still white on top of that would be overkill.  Besides, if you have someone who hates reds and won’t like bubbly, they have either a cocktail or a beer to drink!

    Post # 6
    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    In my mind this would depend on how sweet your cava is since your other two non-beer drinks are quite sweet. If you’re going fairly dry, I’d say maybe, but if it’s sweet, I think you should consider a white so there is a lighter bodied, non-sweet non-bubbly option for dinner.

    If you only do one wine, maybe consider something a little lighter? I like riojas, but they can get pretty heavy/tannic (though yours may not be), and people who usually only drink white might not like it at all. I think if you want only one wine, you might do well to pick a lighter red that’ll have a wider appeal and be more easily paired with seafood.

    Post # 7
    2559 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I really only like white wine – I’ll drink a toasting glass of bubbly but it gives me a headache quick, and reds are too heavy. That said, I’d be OK with drinking something non-wine if it weren’t offered, so it’s probably not imperative.

    Post # 8
    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My first thought was that sparkling wine gives lots of people a headache, myself included.  I would prefer regular white wine instead.

    Post # 9
    3220 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I think I’d prefer a white over the cava with the seafood. 

    That said, can I come? this sounds delicious.

    Post # 11
    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    @LazyGroom: Match the entree, not the side dish, if it’s a concern. 🙂

    Post # 12
    3461 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Ok, first I’ll admit I don’t really care for champagne/sparkling wine at all.  I wouldn’t be having it at my party if I hadn’t negotiated to get it for free. 

    The thing is – I don’t see that it makes a difference if you have unopened all red bottles you can’t return, and unopened red and white bottles that you can’t return.  Either way you’ll still have the same number of bottles.  (If you can take them home, it can be better to have a mix for when you have guests over.)  Furthermore, whites are often cheaper than reds, so easier on your budget.

    Finally, your menu sounds super tasty.  🙂

    Post # 13
    670 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I often don’t drink the champagne toast as I don’t really care for it and it gives me a headache. And I prefer white wine over red, so I would miss white wine in this case.

    Post # 14
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I would go white over bubbly. I think it would appease more people.

    Post # 15
    26 posts
    • Wedding: August 2012

    This is your wedding. If you don’t want white, don’t have it. I’ve been to so many cash bar weddings lately, I’d be happy with anything!

    Post # 16
    391 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    The bubbly should be for a toast not as a drink during dinner.  As a white drinker, I don’t think it would quench my thirst.  I would go with a white (Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc) for the dishes that you’re serving.

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