(Closed) Wine Question

posted 11 years ago in Food
Post # 3
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

A lot of people are more familiar with and usually prefer the less expensive wines (maybe because they are more familiar with them). You can serve some of the common brands Yellowtail, Kendall-Jackson, Barefoot. I think the best treat is not so much the brand but having more than one type i.e. a pino griogio and a reisling for white and then a merlot and a shiraz for red.

Post # 4
517 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

There are some very good inexpensive wines!  I would recommend trying a couple of wines in your price range and seeing what you like.  If you went to a wine shop and told them your budget and what food you are serving they can steer you in the right direction  Don’t overlook blends, especially when it comes to red wines (menage-a-tois makes an inexpensive house red blend that generally goes over well with my not-so-in-to-wine friends) as they  are often blended specifically to be approachable and drinkable by the masses.

   You could get by with one red and one white option (especially if you’ll be offering other drinks), or you could do two reds and two white and could cover almost everyone’s palate that way.

Post # 5
760 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

there are so many very good inexpensive wines! I agree that you should go to a wine shop and try a few and pick a white and a red!  When picking an inexpensive wine I would pick one that I liked, but was not a popular label.  That way it will be less obvious how much you spent on it.

Post # 6
417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

What types of wine do you enjoy?  I have a few recommendations from my wine club that I would love to share with you.  Someone did bring barefoot to wine club once and unfortunately it came in last place.  I agree with mmsoonerbride- menage-a-trois is WONDERFUL!  Our stores sell it for about $10 a bottle.  The top wine from our wine club was “kitchen sink, red table wine”  Sounds like it would be terrible- but it was amazing!  It was $8 a bottle.  As far as a white goes- if you can find “Cupcake, Sauvignon Blanc”- it is very good!  Let me know if you would like any more recommendations!

Post # 8
809 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Miss Chloe: I don’t know many people that drink rose, so unless you or your fiance are a big fan, I would stick with just red and white.  Do you get to pick the wines yourself, or does your venue have a list?

I would look at the food you are having first, then go to a liquor store and ask about which wines pair with the food you’re having.  Or maybe search around online a bit (we’ve had good luck finding beers and cheese that pair together by doing online searches).

Post # 10
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think a lot of people actually enjoy rose, if you get a nice dry one. So refreshing in summer!

Post # 11
836 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If you’re going to do 2 of each, I’d suggest a Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio for whites and a Cabernet and Pinot Noir for reds.  That’ll give you a nice balance with a heartier and lighter of each.  For a cheaper Cab I love Gnarly Head (they make a Zin & Merlot too).  I like Cupcake Pinot Noir for a similar price range, and I hear good things about their whites.  Yellowtail makes a decent Chardonnay for low cost and Little Black Dress or Hogue both make nice Pinot Grigios at a good price.  Little Black Dress has a cheap Merlot too. 

Personally I stay away from Barefoot (too light/sweet for me), but Yellowtail is nice all around for the same price range.

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