Post # 1
I’m a white wine drinker so I’m fairly clueless when it comes to reds. Any suggestions on red wine for our reception? We were leaning towards a Pelee Islands semi-sweet but I’m not sure if it may be too sweet for those with a more refined palate. I do like a drier one called apothic red but its a little high in the price range for what I was hoping to spend. A lil help? Have you tried proprietor’s reserve merlot (peller estates)?
Post # 3
It depends on what I am eating, but I generally opt for a Pinot Noir. It is much lighter then a cab or merlot. BV is good and affordable.
Post # 4
@Cady: thanks! BV? I’m such a red wine newb! But the research has been fun 🙂
Post # 5
I am as far from a wine connoisseur as you can get but I do enjoy drinking it! I would avoid a red wine that is sweet. I’m assuming people are drinking this with dinner so the sweet would fight with the savoury. Cady is right, it depends on what you’re eating. I consider a Merlot to appeal to most everyone (who drinks red wine) and it could work with both beef and chicken.
Post # 7
Don’t go with semi-sweet. Red wine drinkers will not be happy. I agree with the PP on Pinot Noir. It goes with a wide range of foods and the fruit and soft tannins also make it very drinkable on its own.
Post # 8
I don’t drink red wine at all. But, I’ve asked around and was told exactly what Cady suggests…pinot noir. Since I am having a June wedding, and I figure only die-hard red wine drinkers will even be drinking it, everyone has told me to get a pinot noir since it is a lighter red. Now I just have to figure out which brand…..
Post # 9
I think the common red served at weddings is a merlot. But pinot noir is liked by many as well. As for cheap brands, Lucky Duck is extremely cheap, otherwise I’m a huge fan of Barefoot for reds and whites.
Post # 10
There’s a red at LCBO called Beaujolais-Villages, French wine that’s light and fruity. Probably not too much of a shock if you’re new to red wine. It’s also relatively cheap, $12.95 I think.
Another nice one is crasto douro, from Portugal, but it’s much more flavourful so you might not like it as much if you’re used to whites.
Post # 11
BV is usually what I pick up at the grocery store lol. Beringer is another good one.
Post # 12
I would say NOT the semi-sweet – the apothic is good and so is peller estates
if you want everyone to be happy a cab-sauv is always safe
Post # 13
I know zero about red wine, but my friends who drink it usually get Cabernets.
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2014 - Glen Sanders Mansion
My FI isn’t a big wine drinker at all, and Pinot Noir is definitely one he enjoys drinking. Most people enjoy pinot noir
Post # 15
Cabernets are good.
we made our wine and it was perfect. We did white(15 sweet, 15 dry) and the same for reds. the wine was a big hit. We made 60 bottles.
Post # 16
I’m a sommelier. It more depends on what your serving for Dinner/ entrees
what are your main dishes?