Post # 1
Apothic Red (a red blend) is on sale at a local liquor store right now. It’s not my favorite, but it’s drinkable and a lot of people seem to like it.
Or should I get Cupcake Merlot? I personally prefer merlot, but I doubt I’ll be drinking any red wine at my wedding. I’d just like opinions on what I should be getting for the guests.
PS: Also, for about 120 people for 4-5 hours, would 9 cases of wine be enough? 3 cases each of red, white, and sparkling?
Post # 2
I would go for Apothic Red…I’m not positive but my personal preference is I hate the Cupcake wines and so do most people I know..but its all personal preference I guess! We are just going to a formal restaraunt after the ceremony because our wedding is so small and I just set an alcohol budget so people can order whatever they want but obviously with a reception you can’t give free reign. 🙂
Post # 3
KMcKay: I personally love Apothic Red, and so do many of my friends! Not sure how popular it is in your circle, but in mine it’s a great wine to serve.
Post # 4
I like Apothic Red much more than the cupcake wines. My sister in law served it at her wedding and it was a hit 🙂
Post # 5
Thanks for the input!
What do you think about the quantity for 120 people?
3 cases red, 3 cases white, 3 cases sparkling?
Post # 6
KMcKay: What is the food that you will be serving? And do you know what the primary varietal is in the Apothic Red?
Post # 7
KMcKay: one drink per person per hour. 80/20 wine to beer. Each bottle serves 4-5 glasses.
Post # 8
I agree with other posters, not a fan of cupcake wine. What are you serving for food? Are your guests foodies and wine connoissuers? What time of day and what type of event – formal, night event versus casual, outdoor day event? These are factors that I would consider when creating alcohol selections.
Post # 9
I would up the number of cases (assuming 6 to a case?). Depending on the time of day and year, around 14-16 cases of a mix. If it’s warmer, more whites and sparkling, cooler more reds.
Post # 10
Wedding is in March, indoors. Serving chicken in a mushroom sauce and pork tenderloin.
ms-tea: There are 12 bottles per case.
I went ahead and bought 3 cases (36 bottles) of the Apothic Red.
Now all that’s left is white, sparkling, and beer! We’re also having frozen margaritas, and the liquor is already purchased for that 🙂