(Closed) Grab a drink…

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i wasn’t sure what to vote because i DO drink alcohol but i don’t really like any of those. i’d probably have water, but if i wanted to drink alcohol i’d have to go with merlot. Merlot just seems a bit heavy for lunch. Could you maybe add a white zin or reisling or pinot grigio to the wine list? something lighter? 

Post # 5
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would drink any of those except the guiness, but I know my SO would drink those!

Post # 8
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

I also suggest switching to Pinot Grigio instead of Chardonnay.. it’s much more of a crowd pleaser.  I’m actually usually just a liquor drinker but if that wasn’t available I would drink Pinot.  With the option above I would probably just have a diet coke.  Hubs would have Miller Lite.

Post # 9
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I voted Budweiser though I prefer Bud Light.

Post # 11
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hi!  I totally agree with the ladies saying that a lighter wine would be a good alternative to Chard or Merlot; Chards may be a “white wine” but they are usually heavier and dryer than a pinot grigio, reisling.  I’d probably stick on the lighter sides of beer too (miller lite, budlite, ect).  Is having a signature liquor drink an option? 

-Good Luck

Post # 12
1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Chard can be tricky, because the butteryness of it (especially if it is heavily oaked) can actually make it realitively heavy for a white.  Even though Chard makers are tending to oak their Chards less now, a lot of people are still turned off by the varietal because of memories of the heavily oaked ones that have been popular recently.  So even if you are serving a lighter Chard, some people will be dubious. I wonder if you could just present it as “house white” to avoid Chard discrimination?

Sav Blancs are pretty popular right now, and are a little lighter, fruitier and crisper across the board than Chards if you wanted to go that way.

Merlots get bad press (not always deserved).  Some Merlots are going to be light enough to serve at lunch or without food…you’ll just need to taste it to see. 

I wonder if you could do Miller Light, an amber beer instead of the Bud, and the Guiness, just of offer a little more variety on the beer side.

Post # 14
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I agree about the white wines – pinot grigio or even a sauvingnon blanc or reisling would be a crisper, fresher white, especially around noon time.

Post # 15
485 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Moose1209: I definitely agree with Pinot over chardonnay…

 and I would choose a lighter red than merlot.. but if thats what YOU like and want than thats what you should go with… I wouldnt go White zin only because Ive been told since i was a kid its trashy to drink and thats always stuck in my brain be it true or not!

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