Post # 1
So, I love love love champagne, and want to have lots and lots of pink champagne at my wedding. It comes in a variety of pretty colors, from peach to darker pink, and I will get a bunch of different kinds…
Do you think I could get away with ONLY having pink champagne? It won’t all be super sweet (none of it will be, if I can help it!)…
Post # 3
I would give guests another option. I love the idea of pink champagne too, but some people can have intolerances/allergies, and others may just not like champagne at all. I think it’s always best to give people at least one choice.
Post # 4
Are you wanting to do this for your toast or as the only alcohol offered. If its the toast I think its a great idea. I might offer a pitcher of shirley temples (ginger ale or sprite with a splash of grenadine to make it pink) so that a guest who doesn’t want to drink has an option. If you are planning on serving it as the only alcohol at the reception I think you will find a lot of people don’t like champagne at all and may not be happy that there is no other choice.
Post # 6
Mr TTR and I are BIG Foodies & Wine Lovers…
There are lots of companies now producing Pink Sparkling / Pink Champagne (NOTE the name champagne is a registred trade mark and therefore only truly applies to a particiular type of bubbly wine made according to strict rules from the Champagne Region in Fance).
Worldwide, you’ll find “bubbles” from small local vineyards, to medium sized ones (such as here in Canada’s Niagara Wine Region)… thru to the HUGE Corps found Internationally from the USA, France, Spain, Australia (Veuve Clicquot – Friexenet – Wolf Blass etc)
Sparkling / Champagne is very labour intensive to produce… so that attributes in part to the cost
Pink Sparkling / Champagne, is just the same as the white variety… it is just that they leave the skins on the grapes for a short period of time in processing, which accounts for the “pink / rose” colouring
And just like all wines, tastes that go from Sweet (Demi-Sec) thru to Extra Dry (Extra Brut)
About Champagne / Sparkling Wines = http://wine.about.com/od/whitewines/a/champagne.htm
Paris Cherie – Pink Champagne = http://www.parischerie.com/4494/pink-champagne-is-a-girls-best-friend/
Personally, I think that Pink Bubbles… sounds great… go for it !!
BUT as the others have said, you may want to offer up an non-alcoholic alternative as well (also pink?)
Post # 7
Oh, I totally meant for the champagne…we’ll have beer, wine, and other non-alcoholic options as well!
@This Time Round: Thanks for the info. I know that champagne is only made in Champagne — I toured a champagne cave there in 2003 (Pommery) and it was amazing. I’m looking forward to having a variety of champagnes for guests to choose from, so they can drink what they like rather than just what I like.
Post # 8
Given that you’re having other drink options, I think exclusively pink champagne sounds really fun… and tasty.
Post # 9
I think I will also have drinks from this company: http://www.drinkgus.com/