(Closed) What is your favorite TYPE of wine?

posted 10 years ago in Food
  • poll: What is your favorite TYPE of wine?

    Red Merlot

    White Merlot

    Shiraz

    Pinot Noir

    Pinot Grigio

    Moscato

    White Zinfindel

    Chardonnay

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I love moscato di asti.  I love the sweetness and the bubbles!

    Post # 17
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I love white merlot and reisling!

    Post # 18
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m a big chardonnay fan, but I also like drier wines. Since you want moscato and a white zin, I would probably go for a drier red, like a merlot, or a dry pinot noir, to round out the selection!

    Post # 19
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I love Moscato! I would probably do a moscato, Pinot Grigio, and a Cabernet. I think that would cover all your bases. I worked as a server for 3 years and would definitely say that PG and Cabs were our most popular wines.

    Post # 21
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m also a big Moscato fan (and have the post-Super Bowl wine hangover to prove it).  If I were doing a DIY wine bar, at the minimum I would offer 4 different types of wine: a sweet white, a dry white, a light/sweet red, and a dry red.

    Post # 22
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

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    @Pomapoo: I totally agree with this :o)

     

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    @YSQueen: So now maybe a sweet light red? I’ll throw my white merlot suggestion out there again ;o)  I would so pour you a glassright now if you were here Laughing

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I couldn’t even read the previous posts because I am still hungover from the Superbowl (It is 3:30 p.m.- WTH!!)  I hadn’t drank for a month and then I drank a bottle last night and am paying big time for it today. 

    I shall come back to this post when I can fathom drinking wine again!

    Post # 25
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    2007 Aquinas Cabernet Sauvignon (I found it at Ralphs!)

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I would say it TOTALLY depends on your guests! Don’t forget, the Bee board is a little skewed!

    Here are some things to consider:

    1) Who will be drinking wine vs beer and/or cocktails?
    2) Are they “wine drinkers”
    3) How old are they?
    4) How much experience with wine do they have?

    Please don’t take any offense, but for me, if moscato, white zin, and pinot noir were the wines offered, I MIGHT try the pinot, but would probably opt for beer. That said, I enjoy really funky wines that a lot of pepole would probably hate… I love them tannic, inky, muddy, dusty, etc. haha. Sounds gross, I know. But once you get used to drinking dry, tannic wines (just like acquiring a taste for beer) you can appreciate the nuances. Only my friends in the wine industry understand. 🙂

    ANYWAY. Like some other posters have said, having both muscato and white zinfandel is probably a little redundant. I would maybe do White Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc (make sure its not petrol-y… you could also do a white blend.) and then an approachable red blend, pinot noir, merlot or something.

    Have fun!!!

    Post # 27
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

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    @sonj818: That is true. This is a very girly wine list. 😉 Also, muddy? 🙂 I’m down with inky or dusty (though I would go for spicy!), but muddy is a fun description! Ha!

    Although I definitely prefer a pinot grigio to a chardonnay, I think PG and moscato are still too similar unless you get a really dry one. What kind of food are you serving? That could help pick the right variety.

    Post # 28
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I would encourage you to think about what type of guests you have when choosing wines..

    We are complete wine snobs, and have wine snob friends. We wanted to appeal to those people as well as people who aren’t that familiar with wine. We’re serving chicken and beer tenderloin. We chose:

    Chardonnay – Excelsior (South Africa)…got 89 points in Wine Enthusiast. I hate most chardonnays but this was really good

    Reisling – Nicolas Hermen (Germany)..it’s sweet but not too sweet

    Dolcetto -Mandola Estates. It’s a local wine, but similar to a Pinot Noir

    Cabernet – Bonterra Organic Wine (California) – Full bodied and dry…YUM.

    I wouldn’t buy a ton of Moscato, most people won’t drink it. What about having champagne instead? We chose a New Mexico champagne (I can’t remember the name, but if you’re interested let me know and I’ll ask my fiance).

    All of our wines are under $11 a bottle too.

    Post # 29
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Prosecco for me and asti for the muscat lovers.

    Big, dry, leathery zins.

    Post # 30
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I don’t have a favorite wine, but I prefer dry reds and I would rather drink water than sweet wines because I don’t like the taste and they give me headaches.

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