(Closed) Which wine for reception?

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which wine should I serve at my reception?
    Trader Joe's "Two Buck Chuck" : (18 votes)
    23 %
    Boxed wine served in glass carafes : (25 votes)
    32 %
    Splurge on a case of good wine : (34 votes)
    44 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Target actually has some great boxed wine! Also, check out liquor stores – they usually give bulk discounts AND let you return unopened bottles. And sometimes even deliver. Whole Foods, Cost Plus World Market, and TJs also have great inexpensive options.

    Post # 4
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My Fiance and I love 2 Buck Chucks!  We think that it actually tastes great for the price 🙂

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t know if this is helpful, but if you have a Vineyard near you, you might be able to get a deal buying a case. We are in MI and if you buy a case, you get 10% off and a lot of their bottles are $10-15. I don’t really know what you wanted to spend, but might be worth looking into. If this doesn’t seem logical for you, I would do boxed wine with the carafes.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve never heard anyone complain about boxed wine. And if you’re serving it in glasses, no one will even know.

    I say go for it!

     

     

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee

    SO and I love 2 Buck Chuck too! It’s stood up to far more expensive bottles in some blind tastings we’ve done (with friends), and if you carafe it, no one will ever know! But try all the “flavors” because while the shiraz is great, their merlot is not so good. And we love the sauvignon blanc, but not the pinot grigio, so find a couple you like and go for it! 

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Wine Lover (aka Wine Snob) in me would want the good stuff… lol

    But that said, I realize it isn’t always financially feasible… so I’d go with the 2 Buck Chuck as I’ve heard good things about it from friends who have had it.

    Outside of that… maybe look at the big Gallo Jugs… their wine is usually better than what you’ll find in most boxes (based on my experience with US Wines)

    Just remember to get a variety for the wine drinkers… More White than Red… (and some Rose / or White Zin for the Rookie Wine Drinkers)

    Hope this helps,

     

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Not a fan of boxed wine or really cheap wine! I think it important to know your guests, though. I know mine would not be happy with the boxed wine but they would drink it anyway haha. What I would do if I were you is have several bottles of “nicer” wine (and I mean like $10 bottles, not crazy expensive bottles), and use the boxed wine to make an awesome batch of sangria! It’s easy and inexpensive to make, delicious, and looks fancy.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    At least get something drinkable.  There are many, many, MANY affordable wines that are of a higher quality than boxed wine and two buck chuck.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @May2013Wedding:  It’s going to change state by state.  Ugh I can’t think of anything off the top of my head.  Menage a Trois, something Bicyclettes, Yellow Tail even…I think those are better than boxed wine.   Boxed wine always has a strange taste to it, like…warm.  Which isn’t a taste, I know.  

    What is the other one?  Fat Bastard but that’s not super cheap.  I can picture the bottles but can’t remember the names!

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Don’t do boxed!! is too diluted and tastes very “boxed”. Either do two buck chuck or go to the trader joes wine store and pick out another brand. They have many bottles for under $5 each. Pick out one merlot, one Cabernet, one Pinot grigio, and one Cabernet Sauvignon. If you go this oute, you’ll be able to actually display the bottles at the bar, as opposed to with two buck chuck I would just tell guests their options are the “house white” or “house red” and not specify that it was two buck chuck haha.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Do you have a Total Wine near you?  They have coupons for $15 dollars off a $100 purchase good through April 4 and really good prices.  You could get some pretty decent wine for not that much.  They also will accept returns for any unopened bottles. 

    Personally I hate cheap wine.  Especially two buck chuck.  It just tastes like a hangover in a glass.  It might be better to cut costs somewhere else.  Even springing for the $10 bottle of wine makes a big difference. 

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