(Closed) How much are you spending on wine?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ugh, we have to use a specific beverage provider at our venue….for dinner wine service, we have to use their $28 a bottle wine….which probably cost $10 if we could get it ourselves! If the venue wasn’t so important, we’d definitely go the route that you are!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

@amani- we did a trader joes wine party. we bought a bottle of all the kinds that were in our budget, took the labels off and numbered them. then we had a lot of bp/ family come over. we made everyone a card to rate the wines 1-5, and once they had tried all 10 wines with the tasting cups they earned a glass, so they could drink whatever they liked the best. It was really fun and we went with some I would never have picked (including a 3 buck chuck)! Another good choice was we served food with the same basic flavors as what we are serving so we could make sure it went well with the food.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

My TJ’s does. and the wine guys were super helpful. they ordered some cases for us of the stuff we liked and they were so easy to deal with!

If they have it- try the white lambrusco. it is sparkling and sweet- it was the most popular at our party and I have had 3 people call me after the party and ask “where can I get a bottle of “c”?” (we lettered the sparkling ones and numbered the others)

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Our venue has a corking fee that with us bringing in our own wine is less expensive than their least expensive wine.  You might check and see if they have a corking fee.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

for champagne, we are using charles de fere blanc de blancs and rose. ive had it before, it’s delicious and has a 90 pt rating from one of the wine mags. even better – it’s $12.99 a bottle. woah!!!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

One of the grocery stores here is closing so I was able to get all of our wine and sparkling wine at 50% off! ๐Ÿ™‚ The bottles were originally in the $10 range, so I got them all for around $5 each.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am planning on doing the tasting party idea, much like Vista. I hadn’t considered taking off the labels, but I’ll do that. The Big Lots down the street from me sells wine (weird, huh?) usually around $2 or $3 a bottle, so I’m going to sneak one or two of those in there to see if they get approval. It would be a nice savings if a cheap wine was approved of.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We have to use our venue’s wine provider as well… 18 dollars a bottle. ๐Ÿ™

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