Would you serve two buck chuck wine at reception

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Saddiebug:  I think the people who drink wine will know it’s cheap stuff. Is there any ‘four buck a little bit of chuck’ wine? Something not too expensive, but also the stuff scraped from the bottom of the barrel… 

Post # 4
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

You should do what’s in your budget. Family and good friends would (or at least should) feel mortified if you had to cancel your honeymoon or delay a house purchase in order to provide them with expensive booze. 

Post # 5
918 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I wouldn’t mind. They served Yellow Tail at my friend’s wedding and nobody complained and we had a blast.

Post # 6
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m not a wine expert, but I like Charles Shaw wine.  I would have no problem drinking that!

Post # 7
6457 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wouldn’t mind. I tend to drink cheaper wine anyways though. I always buy myself a bottle of two buck chuck when I am in Trader Joe’s 🙂

Post # 8
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I personally like Charles Shaw, and the price is just an extra plus! My parents, however, who are a little more classy in their wine choices, say they hate two buck chuck. Meh.

Post # 9
1302 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think it depends on the kind of wedding you are having.

Wine drinkers will know it is cheap wine, but non-wine drinkers may not. I am a wine drinker and I enjoy fine wine, but I think 2-buck chuck is one of the most drinkable cheap ones, if that makes sense! Plus, after a few glasses, who will notice anyways?

Post # 10
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@Saddiebug:  I am a red wine drinker and wine is important to me. That said, I wouldn’t mind two buck Chuck at a wedding.  I don’t think of “a wedding” as the ultimate party, it’s just a party.

For a cocktail hour, if you are having one, I might serve something higher end and better. But for dinner and throughout the rest of the night, Chuck is fine.

ahh, glad to see that SeaAshley said the same thing and I agree with her, Chuck is a drinkable inexpensive wine. Some really are not drinkable, take my word for it.


Post # 11
2894 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@Saddiebug: depends on your circle. I personally can’t drink 2$ chuck, yellowtail or similar. I would probably get a glass, take a sip and set it down. Many in my circle would do the same (darn living close to Napa & Sonoma!)

do you live near bevmo? Their $0.5 sale is awesome (BOGO $0.5) and case discounts are also a good thing. You can find a 90 point wine for <$10 per unit when you get some even number 🙂

Post # 12
1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Self-proclaimed wino here.

I would never serve Two Buck Chuck at my wedding, but I find nothing wrong with being served TBC at a wedding. Who can rightfully complain about something that is free?

Post # 13
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Saddiebug:  I think Charles Shaw wine tastes just fine. I love wine.

Post # 14
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Saddiebug:  I am totally ok with Charles Shaw.

I went to a wedding last year where they served Franzia in a box…it was SO GROSS.

Post # 15
11626 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wouldn’t, but it’s your call.  You could also get cute wine labels off Etsy or something and cover the label up with something monogrammed if you don’t want people to know it’s two buck chuck!

Post # 16
1492 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You should serve whatever you can afford and what you believe can make your guests happy. We went to Costco and bought some of their lower priced wine, and people seemed to enjoy it.

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