(Closed) Wine Question (attn: red wine drinkers!)

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Should I serve a cabernet at my wedding?
    Yes, cabernets are tasty no matter what season or menu! : (16 votes)
    36 %
    No, it doesn't really fit with the season and/or menu : (25 votes)
    56 %
    Other, see comment below : (4 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    869 posts
    Busy bee

    I chose no, but not because I’m picky with whether it “fits the menu”.  I usually prefer a pinot noir, merlot, or malbec anyhow, so I wouldn’t miss the cab.  (At the same time, I’m really not too picky, and love most red wine) ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @radical4peace:  No, not at all. I’m not exactly a ‘red’ drinker–I drink selectively in all categories depending on season and food pairing–but I think cab is often overrated anyway. I think a pinot would be great, and perhaps you might also consider a spanish red since your menu has some mediterranean influence. Maybe a tempranillo or grenache?

    Post # 5
    4275 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I like cab, but more people tend to prefer the pinots. So you should be fine.

    Post # 7
    1348 posts
    Bumble bee

    Pinot, OVZ, or Syrah. When I drink Cabs it’s usually with steak.

    Post # 8
    5663 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I voted that no one will miss it. I think it’s more important to have an appropriate blend for the food and season. And no one is so in love with cab that they will actually care! Or are  there people like that… Lol

    Post # 9
    1095 posts
    Bumble bee

    Given your menu, I think you would be better off with a Pinot Noir. Plus, it’s a wine which has more mass appeal than a Cabernet.

    Post # 10
    23 posts
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think you are already offering quite a nice selection. If you’d be up for some sort of compromise why not offering a Vin gris/rosé? They are quite light but with enough body to go excellently with meat. I especially like the dry ones from the Côtes du Rhône region those are nice and crisp, great for summer!

    Post # 11
    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Eventhough you hear more about cab sav, I think that a lighter red will be more popular because of your menu and imo it  will be easier to drink throughout the night when you aren’t eating.

    Post # 12
    5479 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’d do a pinot noir and malbec… malbec is dry enough and typically aged in oak, so it’s similar enough to a cab sav without being TOO much.

    Post # 13
    169 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Malbec is one of my fav’s as is Shriaz…I wouldnt worry about your menu too much..

    Post # 14
    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I love a Pinot Noir, but I wouldn’t call it light.  Pinots are generally a rather bold red.  I like the PP suggestion of a Spanish red.  A Rioja would match your menu nicely.

    Post # 15
    7015 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Go with the pinot, for sure.  The zin would be best for a winter wedding.  The merlot could work, but the pinot is really the best choice, IMO.

    Post # 16
    2891 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    I voted other, I think you should serve whatever you like and not worry about it. If I’m at a wedding and someone offers me wine, the answer is “Yes, please!” not “Well, gee, what kind is it?” Smile

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