(Closed) Red and Sparkling wine, no white

posted 9 years ago in Food
  • poll: No white wine, only sparkling white?
    Sure, sounds fine to me! : (13 votes)
    39 %
    Not fine. Think about getting some white. : (18 votes)
    55 %
    Unsure, I might find this odd as a guest. : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I voted that it will be fine.  You know, some people do only beer and wine, some people do no alcohol at all!  Someone might think it’s weird, but it won’t ruin their time and they won’t think any less of you.  I imagine someone might say to themself, "no white wine? Weird. I guess I’ll have something else.") 

    Post # 5
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    1428 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think it would be fine. Most of my friends are red wine drinkers, I like red or white depending on my mood. Since you’re planning on having sparkling white I don’t think it would be a problem.

    Post # 6
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    1276 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Generally speaking I say do what you want, but I do think there are many people who would prefer white.  Esp. at a wedding.  I’m usually a red wine drinker, but I often will drink white at events b/c I don’t want anything heavy (or am concerned about staining my clothes if someone bumps me).  Sparkling wine tends to give me pretty bad headaches, so I avoid it except for a splash to toast the couple.

    I don’t think it’s "bad" not to have white wine, but just be aware that it may leave your guests with nothing to drink or wishing they could have some white instead. BTW, did you get a really good deal on the wines you ordered?  Seems to me that red and sparkling wines are usually more expensive so you’d save money the other way around.  

    Post # 7
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    2324 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2018

    Sparkling and white are not usually a substitute for each other. I know a lot of people who only drink white wine and do not drink Champagne. I would consider having a white wine.

    Post # 8
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    3162 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I love red wine but don’t drink it at weddings because of the spill factor. I’d get some white if I were you. 

    Post # 9
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    666 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I voted that it is fine.  You will have plenty of options.  While I agree that sparkling wine is not a substitute for white wine, I don’t know anyone who only drinks white wine.  I pretty much only drink red, but if there was none available, I’d probably happily indulge in the signature cocktail.

    Post # 10
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    662 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

    Personally, it sounds ok to me, but I can see how some may find it odd.  I am a white wine drinker usually, but at weddings I like to indulge with the sparkling.  Actually, at a wedding I was at this weekend, nearly everyone was drinking sparkling wine, even though the couple had both red and white and a full bar available.  Maybe it depends on the crowd though. 

    Post # 11
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    253 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I would go with red and white, no sparkling, if you really need only two choices.  I know a lot of people who can’t drink red (headaches) and can’t drink champagne (heartburn).  Plus, you can usually get a much better bottle of white wine for the same price as a cheap bottle of sparkling wine (which, IMO, tastes like what you spend).  If you and your FI both like champagne, you could always get a bottle or two of the really good stuff just for yourselves, and your guests can have the other drinks.  I don’t think it would really ruin anyone’s time at your wedding, but I’d think it was really odd as a guest.

    Post # 12
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    1363 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m one of those people that HL mentioned–I am allergic to red wine.  Sparkling wine is great, but it’s just not the same, and I would find it very weird if I went someplace where I couldn’t get white wine.  (And I’d be surprised if you save money if I had the same amount of sparkling wine as white wine.)

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I only drink white wine but I voted that it would be ok not to have it.  Since you have so many other options, beer, signiture drink, etc, I think everyone will find something they can drink.  I also don’t drink sparkling because it gives me headaches but I think your situation will be fine.

    Post # 16
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    647 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think sparkling wine is super appropriate for a wedding!

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