Post # 1
Calling on the wine loving Bees! How many bottles do you think are plenty? We have a one hour welcome reception at 11am before the ceremony. Champagne and orange juice with hors d’oeuvres. 4 hour buffet lunch reception will have red and white wines to match the filet mignon and seafood paella dishes.
55 guests more or less. How many bottles for each reception? And any recommendations for a great red or white under $20 to match?
Thank you, Bees!
Post # 3
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
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
I bought 42 bottles for my 150 guests. The caterer told me that one bottle will serve about 5 to 6 people.
Post # 6
Amariem, one bottle will serve 5 glasses, which will serve 5 people if they each only have one glass through the entire reception. If your guests are light or very moderate drinkers, this may work. But if not, you may want to reconsider the estimate?
We’re having about 55 guests, give or take. If each drinks 3 glasses (I’d hate to be short), that’s:
3 glasses x 55 guests = 165 glasses needed
165 glasses / 5 glasses per bottle = 33 bottles for 55 boozy friends and family.
Post # 7
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
<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.
Post # 9
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
Post # 10
Sorry – that link didn’t come out right! It’s http://chwine.com/weddings