(Closed) Help picking a red wine for the reception…

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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 # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Sharebear:  

BV is usually what I pick up at the grocery store lol. Beringer is another good one.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I know zero about red wine, but my friends who drink it usually get Cabernets.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • 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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m a sommelier. It more depends on what your serving for Dinner/ entrees

what are your main dishes?

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