(Closed) good cheap wine for reception? HELP!!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

can you look for local wineries? That is what I plan on doing (going on a wine tasting tour with a mission!). I know where I am in Western NY, there are some great local wines easily for under $10 a bottle.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My favorite wine is Barefoot (they are ALL good!) and it’s like $5 a bottle.  I’m not a huge huge wine drinker either though.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve never had Oak Leaf, so I can’t comment on it. I do know that Barefoot is less than $10 and I’d say generally well liked. I’m totally drawing a blank on the name right now, but I think Alice Walker is the other one I’m thinking of that also falls into that price range and is good.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Sutter home is another affordable option and most people recognize the name.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Do you have Whole Foods where you live?

 

They have a wine that is $3 per bottle. They have a white, a merlot, and a cabernet sov.They sell them by the case and I think you get a discount when you buy more than 6 bottles. We have tried them and they are really good. I don’t think the average person would ever know it was “cheap”. I have had that wine on numerous occasions and it did not give me a headache or anything. I can’t remember the brand name, but you can ask anyone who works there and they will know what it is. The bottles and labels look really nice as well. Whole foods started it to compete with Trader Joe’s 2 buck chuck. If you have trader joe’s by you you could try it. I just don’t know if the wine is actually called 2 buck chuck. lol that would probably not be a good thing for your wedding! I do know people who have had the trader Joe’s and love it!

 

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

moscato. it’s a sweet wine. i used to be a reisling fan, but now im moscato, moscato, moscato. i always get the cheapest bottle. barefoot moscato is tasty and cheap. ive gotten it at 7/11 before.

cavit reisling….is like $5-6 at the grocery store.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Gallo Family wine is good. they have different types, white, white zinfaddel, caffe zinfadel.. people said they loved our wine.. it’s $10 for a big bottle, those big ones!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Personally, I think most of the “popular” cheap red wines are terrible. Maybe I’m just a wine snob, but they taste really cheap to me & they have almost sweet undertones that remind me of cough syrup. The whites are fine because they’re chilled, so you only taste the acidity & residual sugar, but the reds you really have to be careful about.

Oak Leaf Merlot is surprisingly good & easy drinking for the price…not fantastic, but definitely drinkable. Their cabernet tastes flat to me.

We’re serving Kanga Reserve Shiraz as our red. It’s $3.70/bottle after the case discount, and is really well rounded & smooth for a cheap wine. Sure, it doesn’t compare to a $50 bottle of wine, but it’s a nice wine to drink with dinner & even my fiance & I who are self admitted wine snobs like it.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree. The Barefoot Moscato is pretty good!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I second the local wineries route!  We’re going to negoitate with the owners to get a good bulk order price!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@thenuggetbride:  I have to say, I HATE 2 buck chuck!  I think it’s actually called Charles Shaw or something.  But it’s nasty.  I actually dumped it out and I’ll drink anything.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I would personally cringe at the sight of oak leaf or sutter home on my table. I just hate the taste of both of them. If you’re opposed to visiting local wineries like some PPs have suggested, then go with barefoot.  It taste much better than oak leaf. You should find it for under $10.  It’s normally in the $7 -$9 range depending on where you get it. The moscato is really popular.  I also like their Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, and their Merlot. Oh and Trader Joes has a wine tasting like every week I think, so you can always go there and try some of their wines and see if you find a cheap one that you like.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I second the Trader Joe’s (but not 2-buck-chuck!) suggestion. If there is a TJ near you, stop by and ask their wine guy for some recommendations to try. I really like the Liberte Cabernet Sauvignon that’s $9.99 a bottle.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We used La Vieille Ferme Rouge, a French table wine that is $15 for a magnum at Total Wine.  Our whites were Cavit Pinot Grigio at $11 per magnum and Yellow Tail Chardonnay at $10 per magnum.  Our sparkling wine was the Marchesini Asti Spumante at $5 per bottle, Barefoot Moscato at $10 per magnum and a Spanish Cava for $6 per bottle.

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