Post # 16
IPAs are very popular but not for everyone, so I would have another light beer in addition to an IPA. A good stout or porter is great for a dark beer. Ballast Point has some of the best for porters/stouts but it depends if you want to spend that much.
Post # 17
My favorite wine is chianti. That’s only because my family is very into wines. That being said, if I was supplying my own alcohool, I wouldn’t make sure to have chianti. This is because most people aren’t typically so much into wine that they’d be worried about making sure there’s chanti available at someone else’s wedding. I think you’re going to be fine with your standard, most popular wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet, Merlot. There’s really no need to supply anything other than those four.
Post # 18
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
I have hosted and been in charge of beverages for many parties. My suggestions are as follows…
White Wine: Riesling or Pinto Grigio
Red Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or Pinot Noir
Light Beer: Corona Light or Coors Light
Dark Beer: Yuengling
Red Beer: Killian’s Irish Red
White Beer: Blue Moon
It’s hard for me to give wine brands since I don’t know what area you are in. Those beers should be widely sold though. Brands I typically like for affordable wines: Cupcake, Mark West, and Beringer. I really like a lot of wines from small and local vineyards too.
Post # 19
- Wedding: October 2017 - Sauk Valley Resort
I’m not a wine drinker, so we just bought what our bartender recommended and a few that friends requested. I’m not even 100% what we have for wine, honestly. For beer, we went with Miller and Miller Lite, Bud Light, Summer Shandy, and Angry Orchard on tap. Because of how our venue is set up, we needed cans or bottles for dinner (different floor than our reception area, with a less advanced bar setup. So, we got a huge variety of beer for that. Anything leftover from dinner will go to the other bar during the reception to hopefully get used up.
Post # 20
I LOVE wine and select wine/beer for events at work a lot. Definitely agree with PP that for white: sauvignon blanc or an unoaked chardonnay (Kim Crawford Sauv Blanc or Oyster Bay Chardonnay). For red: pinot noir or a cab sauv (Columbia Crest HQ3 has a fantastic score and is a great price point). For the love of god please don’t do the Cupcake wines – they’re very sweet and not a universal crowd pleaser (at least in my circles).
For beer, Modello, Rickards Red, and Blue Moon would be my recommendations (but I’m not as beer saavy).
Post # 21
Light beer – Goose Island 312, or really any wheat/witbier/hefeweizen. Dark beer – definitely Yuengling (Lager).
I’m not a good person to ask on wine – I normally find a cheap bottle of something semi sweet or sweet. We did do a Sangria bar at my wedding which was really fun. We served a tropical sangria and a berry sangria – everyone loved it!
Post # 22
I had a friend recommend yellow tail. I’ve never had it. I’ve had the cupcake wines and I’m not a fan of those.
Post # 23
Just saw that you said you live in Wisconsin – Spotted Cow or Moon Man from New Glarus are really good as well! Would have been my first suggestion but didn’t say anything since it’s only available in one state (that happens to be your state). I visited there a few weeks ago and I really like their Oktoberfest beer too – Staghorn I believe – since your wedding is late September it would be available that time of year.
ETA: That probably means Yuengling isn’t an option for you, too. I’m pretty sure Wisconsin isn’t a state they distribute to. My state isn’t either 🙁
Post # 24
I’d add a hard cider to the list. Great fall beverage!