Wine Suggestions for dinner.

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
8678 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m always a huge fan of white merlot. It’s sweet, not too heavy and even non-winedrinkers can find it paletable.

Post # 4
1312 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

Five Rivers Cabernet Sauvignon ($10), Kendall Jackson Reserve Chardonnay (12-15, shop around for the lower $).  Those would be my picks in that range.


Post # 5
2473 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

@tasha_m:  Okay, I always buy $10-$15 wine, so I’m your girl. 


Personally I love red blends because they are so mellow, and when you are fitting multiple tastes (some people like merlot, others like cabernet, etc) I find it’s best to pick something blended so everyone will be happy. 


Red Blends:


Vitiano Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese Merlot (2010) $11


Bodegas Alto Almanzora Este Red (2009) (This is a blend of Shiraz/Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo, Monastrell, and Garnacha) I think it was about $11


Cellar No.8 California Red (2010) (I don’t know which grapes are in this one) $10


Oops! Carmenere (70% Carmenere, 30% Merlot)




Toasted Head Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon (2009) $11 This red is just to die for, my favorite red.




I don’t drink a lot of white, but here are some that we do enjoy:


Domaine James Chardonnay (I didn’t note the price, but we always buy within that range unless it is a special occasion) FI loves this and he never likes white


Protocolo White (This is a white blend, and FI’s 2nd favorite)


Snap Dragon Chardonnay (Has a more robust flavor that is great with cheeses)






I think it would be neat to have different wines on each table. That could encourage people to mingle a bit and try the wine from another table, or otherwise just be fun and easier if you are feeling indecisive.


ETA: I reccomend downloading the Vivino app to your phone (free) and trying and rating wines over the coming months that are in your price range so you can figure out what you like. It’s a great reference for when you are at the store and can’t remember what you thought of a particular wine.


Post # 7
42157 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@tasha_m:  Do you live in the USA? It makes a big difference in recommendations as many USA wines are not carried elsewhere and vice versa.

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