(Closed) Wine estimates, recommendations?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I personally looovveeee reisling. It’s pretty sweet and our favorite kind is Columbia Winery’s Cellar Master Reisling. Here’s it’s only about $8 a bottle. I also like Gewurztraminer which is kind of dry and fruity.

I have heard that there are 5 full glasses of wine per bottle on average and I’ve heard that guests should be able to have 2-3 glasses of wine (less if it’s just used for toasting). I can’t do math but maybe that will help a little? LOL

Post # 4
219 posts
Helper bee

If you are serving filet migon, try a Cabernet Sauvignon! You may need about 30 bottles, if each quest gets two glasses!

I love reisling too, great taste! Mascato is a sweeter wine and it goes great with a dessert!

Post # 5
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I bought 42 bottles for my 150 guests.  The caterer told me that one bottle will serve about 5 to 6 people.  

Post # 7
7172 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Also consider the size of the glass that’s being poured into.  A standard wine bottle is 750ml.  That’s not a whole lot of liquid, even though the way the bottle is shaped you’d think it is.  (it’s about 24 oz).


Post # 8
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

<span class=”numpostsandtitle”><span style=”font-size: x-small;”>@hcritton — The Columbia Winery’s Cellar Master Reisling is a favorite of mine.  I always have a bottle or two in the house.  Great “drinking wine” but also fits with a lotta food.  Not that Im an expert on matching things up though.

<span class=”numpostsandtitle”><span style=”font-size: x-small;”>I think Reisling is a good wine to choose because its a wine that most “non-wine drinkers” will like, so you can please a lot of people with it.

<span class=”numpostsandtitle”><span style=”font-size: x-small;”>I second the vote for Cab Sav too, maybe its just because I prefer it to the usual wedding standard of Merlot for a red.

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Post # 9
1900 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I just read that Cameron Hughes has a guide on their site for matching our wedding food with their wines. I’ve purchased a few Cameron Hughes wines and have always liked them – both white and red. They buy excess inventories from other wineries and then mke blends and rebottle. The link is:



One of my favs is Kendall Jackson chardonnay. For red, I like the J. Lohr and Coppola

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