(Closed) Need wine suggestions

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am not a wine connoisseur by any stretch, but I do like sweeter whites and l love Columbia Winery Late Harvest Riesling. I remember looking it up online when I couldn’t find it in local stores at first, and I saw some reviews and it seems that others really like it too. There is a brand called Columbia Crest, that people kept trying to point me toward when I asked in stores, but it is not the same. I’ve tried several rieslings and this is my favorite so far and it was $10 a bottle (I finally found it in a local liquor store). I can’t help with reds, I have the same wine tastes as you :).

Post # 4
781 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

2 buck chuck at trader joe’s! 🙂

Post # 5
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

99 Vines is a good red. We actually recently purchased 2 bottles at Bevmo. I think it was 9.99 and part of the 5 cent sale. Fiance and I were trying to scheme how we could get it to MN for our wedding. We don’t drink white wine too often, so I don’t have a suggestion there. Not sure if you knew this, but when we were at bevmo we were told they have wine tasting events on wines that are part of the 5 cent sale. You may want to look into that.

Post # 7
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had the same thought, actually! To do the 5 cent sale for my wedding! (except mine’s not till Sept.)

I tried some of them out, but nothing was super amazing.  I wanted to stay with the $10 bottle (so that it’d be 5 a bottle – wine’s not a huge priority for me – I’m not a wine snob by any means).  I tried the 99 vines pinot noir (I like pinots a lot), and also the Sonoma Landing pinot noir.  These are lighter milder reds IMO.  The 99 vines was pretty one-dimensional and actually a bit sweeter than the sonoma landing (I would never consider a pinot sweet, but if you taste them side by side it had more of a hint of sweetness).

For whites I randomly picked 2 – the redtree pinot grigio and the challis lane chardonnay.  They were both fine – the redtree was more crisp and lacking in flavor – it was a very nice light wine. 

I have read somewhere that Challis Lane is actually owned by the same company that owns Charles Shaw, so that is something to consider. I haven’t tried the 2 buck chuck white wines so I don’t know if they taste the same.  I also read the same about Sonoma Landing, but this is unconfirmed kuz it was just something I read on a person’s blog.

I would refrain from serving riesling as your main white wine, because not a lot of foods will pair with it, and because riesling has such a strong sweet flavor it can screw with a lot of foods and make them taste different than they should.

Anyway, good luck and hope it works out!  

Post # 8
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Rex Goliath makes some surprisingly good wines for the price. 

I see BevMo has their cab, merlot & chardonnay.

I think you might enjoy their chardonnay, it’s on the fruit forward side & not too oaky (just enough to balance it), so it might be dry enough to pair well with meals but “sweet” enough to appease those who like sweeter wines. I really advise against serving reisling as your only white.

Naked Grape also makes good wine for the price. Unoaked, fruit forward, they’re easy drinking & I think they would be crowd pleasers. 

Just some suggestions on the cheaper end of the spectrum ($6.99/bottle). 

Post # 9
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Oh, also, Bogle makes good reds (their PS is really delicious), although I’ve never tried a white from them.

Post # 10
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Barefoot and Yellowtail make good wines in the $10 range.

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