(Closed) How many wines to serve?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are doing a house red and a house white (most likely a merlot and a chardonnay) provided by our Italian Resturaunt venue.  We had to keep costs down, and this is how we are helping the budget out a bit.

Post # 4
3254 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just went to a wedding last weekend where they had one really nice white wine and one red wine. I think you could serve two red and two whites, but you could also get away with just having a quality choice of each.

Post # 5
1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

More than enough! We served just one white and one red (75 guests). But we also had a full bar with signature drinks, and it was a beach wedding so most people were drinking more refreshing drinks during the cocktail hour. The wine was mostly served during dinner so we selected them specifically to go with the dinner selections.

This is my personal opinion, but unless your menu is particularly rich (heavy on beef, creamy sauces, spicy options) I would consider swapping out one of the reds for a lighter variety. Cab and zin are both on the heavier side, so you could swap one for a decent pinot noir or merlot?


Post # 6
48 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

I highly recommend one red and one white, unless they are so different (for example a red, a rose, and a white.) There are a lot of people who don’t have a preference outside of “I’ll have the red please.” We are going with one red and one white, most likely a syrah and a Washington state chardonnay.

Post # 7
41 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

As a big wine drinker if you were going to do red and white I would not use a white zin as a white as it is a blush wine.

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