(Closed) How to "mask" box wine?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@krex:  I would have someone pre-fill the glasses and arrange them in rows based on kind. Then guests could come and grab them. Refill them under the bar. Do the white and blush last as they need to remain cold. Whomever this is that is helping you, would need to watch this constantly.

However, if you bring cases of wine, I’m positive you can keep them under the bar/serving area. I don’t know how much wine you will need but the boxes are bulky. You will have to find somewhere to put them anyway.


Instead of wine, have you considered serving a signature drink or a champagne punch/drink? You can easily put those in glass serving dispensers and those would look really nice, I think. Then the only thing you need to have someone do is refill them.

Post # 5
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

What about making sangria?  You could serve it in pitchers and it looks really pretty with pieces of fruit in it.

Post # 7
1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@krex:  Like @lichtetheway suggested, how about premixing a sangria or wine punch (since you can’t serve liquor)?  You can add a bunch of fruit or other garnishes to the glass dispenser to make it look nice.  

Post # 8
46590 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would have the friend manning the bar pre-pour a number of glasses of each wine to handle the initial rush. I would use large glass decanters after that. Most red wines benefit from decanting anyhow.

As a pp has mentioned try to keep the white wine cool as long as possible.


Post # 10
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Are wine carafes an option, I just saw loads of them at goodwill today! Maybe someone could refill them from the back.


Post # 11
5271 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Agree with decanters or carafes – nobody will think its weird, it will just look as if you are letting the wine breathe. 🙂 

@Ashleigh6113: great suggestion! Those are SO friggin cute! 


Post # 12
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

For red wine – pour it into something else.  It will look like, well, not a box, and taste better if you allow it to get some oxygen for a while before serving.  For white wine, I’d make a punch or something, because cheap white wine tastes like cheap white wine.  I like it, but some don’t.  Or at least stick with something that’s supposed to be light and a little sweet.  You could even get a big glass drink dispenser thingy – not a cooler but one with a spigot and put some wine, fruit slices, and ice in it.  Freeze slices of fruit in muffin pans and it’ll be round (cute) and flavored! 

Post # 13
3300 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

great suggestions already! Everything I’d thought of has already been mentioned in the thread. Go for it!

Post # 14
1311 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

What about something like this:

Post # 15
815 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

There are some great ideas on here. I second the sangria. Boxed wine isn’t always the greatest and the additions to it for sangria should probably mask that a little. It can be made the morning of the wedding too. There are also recipes for white sangria for variety.

Also, does it have to be boxed wine? There are some nice inexpensive bottles and even some with twist tops if you’re concerned about someone opening them. I’m not sure if you have a bev mo in your area but there’s always the 5 cent sale!! And often people will do case sales while making room for new vintages.

Oops, sorry, just read that you were concerned about space. Maybe you can also look into draft wine. I have no idea if it’s hard to get, but a lot of restaurants are using them now days.

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