(Closed) Fruit Flavored Wines – Festive or Faux Pas?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: Fruit Flavored Wines at a Wedding Reception:
    Festive! Inexpensive & tasty! : (11 votes)
    31 %
    Faux pas. Ugh. : (16 votes)
    46 %
    Depends on the brand and presentation. : (7 votes)
    20 %
    Other, will comment : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    Is Arbor Mist even actually considered wine, when it’s not all grapes? (Legitimate question, I don’t know!)

    I think the point of wine at weddings is usually to drink with dinner, and fruit-flavored wines probably won’t pair too well with food. If you want to serve it at the bar and people want to drink it, I don’t see a problem with that. But I’d probably serve “real” wine, as well.

    Post # 4
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    1109 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I feel like it would get me drunk. I vote yes.

    Post # 5
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    2183 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    Well, I don’t think the lable should really matter. That said, are we talking only Arbor Mist or other fruit wines as well? I’ve had some amazing blueberry and strawberry wines that I would love to have at my wedding.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee

    I don’t like fruit flavored wines so I’d say no. I drink wine because I enjoy the taste so I’d be a little disapointed if that was the only available wine. 

    I agree with @spaniel, if you’re going to serve them, I’d have regular wine available as well. 

    Post # 7
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    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I’m a self-admitted wine snob.  I wouldn’t touch the stuff but would be fine with it, as long as there was another wine-purist option.

    Post # 8
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    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I like fruit flavored wines, but I can’t imagine most of the older people or men in my family enjoying that.  I would also get regular wine.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    @Mrs. Gremmlin: I’m not actually talking about the lable. A fruit “wine” doesn’t taste like wine.

    As a wine drinker, I’d like a wine option, also (like I said, no problem with it at the bar, but I wouldn’t drink it). But you know your guests best. 🙂

    Post # 11
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    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I voted Faux Pas, but only because I think AM is junk (and that’s not wine snobbery, I regularly drink inexpensive wine. Even box wine, because some are actually good). I didn’t realize it was just an example.

    I’m not personally a fan of fruity wines. But if you like them and want to serve them, and find one better than AM (like a local wine), go for it.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I don’t think Arbor Mist is really a wine? Anyways, I answered with it depends on brand/presentation. We have a local winery with AMAZING fruit infused wines that are delicious and would absolutely see that as appropriate wedding wine. But Arbor Mist… no. That is more like a wine cooler in a giant bottle.  Just being honest. Not trying to offend just put into perspective.

    Post # 13
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Arbor Mist wines are good. If that is what you like and want to serve, then no one else’s opinions matter.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    @Ember78: This is true.  If it is what you want to serve IT IS YOUR WEDDING! Enjoy 🙂

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee

    I like fruity wines. There is a local vineyard that makes a really good cranberry wine. But it’s very sweet, so it’s not something I can really drink more than 1 glass of in a night.

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    @Ember78: Not even the guests you’re trying to graciously host? 😉

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