(Closed) Beer and wine confusion

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t drink beer either, but Fiance and all his friends are beer snobs.  If they go “cheap” (I roll my eyes everytime) they’ll do Shiner Bock and sometimes Coors Light.

Are you able to do kegs or bottles?  I’d say get a lighter beer like Bud/Coors light and then a heartier beer like Shiner Bock. 

We don’t have Trader Joes here, so no help on that one, sorry!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

For beer, I would stick with the budwieser family

for wine..I recommend having one white and one red

most popular among the masses would be a chardonnay and a cab

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

if the people you know drink Bud Light, then I think that is your answer… as for wine..not sure about 2 Buck Chuck as I’ve never had it, but I’ve heard Bees mention it before so it can’t be horrible..good luck!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

maybe ask on your local board, as I’m beginning to recognize how locale-specific drinks are (I drink beer and wine but don’t know any of the things y’all are mentioning except for Bud/Coors, which I’m not a fan of)

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh, on the wine, look into the price of Angeline and Gnarly Head if you have them out there.  I never mind Yellow Tail at events either, and it’s pretty low cost.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Don’t do trader joes two buck chuck, its quality can be questionable. Go for something else cheap from them instead if you have to, it’s less risk!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I cannot really help you out with beer but I know that a lot of people like Hef and then there’s always Corona.

 

Wine on the other hand, try BevMo!! They have the 5 cent sale where you buy one bottle and get the second for 5 cents. They promote this a few times a year. I would do a white wine, red wine, and if you want a third option try a blush!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think for beer, I would go for a cheap bar type beer and a nicer quality beer that is still cheapis, like a Bud Light and a Rolling Rock or Miller Light and Sam Adams.  For wine, I think 2 buck chuck will be fine.  The quality might not be the greatest, but honestly, few people are going to drink the wine and complain.  Most people are just happy to drink wine, they don’t know enough to say it’s not good quality.

I’d also contact a local bar or liquor store and ask them if they could help you get beer and wine for wholesale price.  My friends did that and saved a ton of money.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Two Buck Chuck isn’t horrible, but it isn’t good, either (I use it for cooking).  I’d second Yellowtail — it’s still inexpensive but tastes much better.  Also, it doesn’t have a nickname pointing to how cheap it is!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Marie Gabrielle

I’d start with the higher quality stuff and then bring out the cheaper wine/beer for later, when people are a little saucy.  🙂

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Marie Gabrielle

And Barefoot wines are a great, cheap wine.  (in case you didn”t already know)

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If most of the people you know drink bud light, serve that. Heck, that’s what we served…I don’t think people thought we were cheap because of it, if anything, they were glad to have a trusty old favorite there.

As far as white wine, we went with the Dr.’s Reinheissen. It comes in a blue bottle, $5.50/bottle and it was really good.

Trader Joes offers wine tasting on the weekends and if you plan on ordering a few cases, they are more than happy to pop open a bottle for you to make sure you like it. Well, at my trader joes at least.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

How cheap are you looking to go? I feel like you can get really good tasting wine for the 8-12 range. As for types you have a ton of options. I would suggest you have at least 1 sweeter wine because not everyone likes dry wines like chardonnay and cab. Chardonnay is actually the only wine i can’t drink! We’re doing the same thing and here is my (very early) plan: 

bud light and sam adams for beer

reisling (sweeter white wine)

red zin (slightly sweeter red wine)

merlot (medium red wine)

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