(Closed) Champagne and Wine???

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

sparkling grape juice?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Are you talking alcoholic substitues or non-alcoholic substitutes? You could always do a sparkling grape juice or something of the sort. What kinds of wines have you tasted? I love white zinfandel and white moscato. They are very sweet and the moscato has a bubbly-ness to it kind of like champagne. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Did you try Sangria? It’s wine but a lot of people like it that don’t like wine, because it’s really sweet.

You could also do peach bellini’s which are made with champagne, but again the flavor is masked

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ditto mwitter80. Sangria is tasty!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

oops, double post

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Italian soda’s instead of champagne?

If you get a sweet wines instead of dry you might like it a little better.

Moscato is great, you can get sparkling and non-sparkling…

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I definitely agree with trying a Sangria or Bellini. They are mixed with fruit juices so it tastes very sweet and more like a cocktail rather than beer.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

What is this for?  Are you talking about for the toast, or something else?  Either way, you don’t necessarily have to do a champagne toast – my Fiance and I and most of our friends don’t like champagne, so we’ll just be toasting with whatever drink we have.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I don’t drink at all and I haven’t given too much thought to what I’ll have at my wedding, but I assume I’ll probably just be drinking water all night. I do love a nice glass of room temperature tap water!

Post # 11
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Helper bee

There’s nothing wrong with a good, old-fashioned punch of fruit juices and ginger ale (with or without the sherbet topping).

But if you’re looking for wine or champagne suggestions for the purpose of finding something you like/broadening your palate, I would suggest attending a wine tasting (a lot of liquor stores host them periodically) and asking a lot of questions. Brut Champagne and sparkling wines are dry–effectively the opposite of sweet in wine-world–and we don’t care for them much, either. 

Many have mentioned sparkling Moscato, which tends to be sweeter and is our preference for celebrations at home, but if you ask your local wine store, they may be able to point you in the direction of some good alternatives.

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