wine help if you please :)

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Little_Hedgy:  It seems to be considered a “novice” wine because it’s quite sweet, but I (and just about all of my female friends in the 30ish age range) loooove moscato. Barefoot Moscato is quite good (~$5/bottle!).

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I would definitely go with a Pinot Grigio over a Chard (can be too oakey and/buttery) or a Moscato (too sweet) as it seems to have the broadest appeal.  I would go with a Cab or a Shiraz/Syrah for the red.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I second the pinot grigio- it has a pretty clean taste without any weird tastes lingering around your mouth afterwards. IMO I think chardonnay leaves the nastiest taste in my mouth after I drink it. I don’t think Moscato would be a great choice if you are only doing one white. I drink alot of white wines but I had one sip of Moscato and it was a zillion times to sweet for my liking. If you want a sweeter wine I would choose a white zinfandel over a moscato- it’s still sweet but not overly sugary like the moscato is and it’s a nice pink color! 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Little_Hedgy:  Don’t ever bother with a cheap Cab; Cab is also not a very accessible wine, so if your guests aren’t wine geeks, they probably won’t like it all that much.  If you wanta  cheap red, try Mouton Cadet Bordeaux – very nice, and in the US retails around $10/bottle.  In Canada, it’s under $15, I think.  It’s what my parents keep two-three bottles of in the cupboard all the time for “hey how bout some wine tonight?” meals.

Another good, inexpensive, option for very affordable, and quite nice, red is Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.  Just say “Abruzzi Red” at the liquor store.  Very inexpensive, dry, fruity, sometimes a little smokey.  A favourite of mine, and very underappreciated.

Also for red, an Argentinian Malbec will rarely go amiss.

For white, Chardonnay is very popular.  I personally hate it.  As cheap whites go, a standard, run of the mill, German (or some Californians) Riesling ranges from “entirely adequate” to “quite nice.”  It rarely falls into the “wtf is this shit?” category.  In the US, you should be able to get it around $10/bottle.

A pinot gris is so light, that it’s hard for it to be terrible.  It’s also hard for it to be amazing, but if you’re looking for light, refreshing, easy to drink, it’s a solid choice.

 

 

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Little_Hedgy:  Cabs are easy and most people generally like them. We’ve brought a particular cab called Heavyweight to parties and trips, and everyone has loved it. You can find it in the $10-11 range at most distributors. 

Personally, I can’t stand sweet whites, so I avoid moscatos, reislings, and pinto grigios like the plague. I prefer chardonnay, but that’s just me. A decent PG or even a nice blend would be good for a large crowd with varied taste. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Little_Hedgy:  Trader Joe’s has really good wines for a very affordable price, I don’t think you could go wrong with any of them.  For reds, I like Apothic Red, which is a blend and very drinkable for your “every day.” We have to go with the venue’s wines (it’s a winery, of course, would you expect anything else with my screen name? Lol), and that is pretty similar to the red blend we are offering.  Some people might think the Cab Sauv a bit too heavy, depending on the brand. 

 

I also second the Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris suggestions. 

 

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