Post # 1
So we’re looking into our wine options for our October 2013 wedding, and we’ve come to find that our venue’s wine selections run about $36-$90/bottle, which is not unreasonable. Our venue offers an alternative, which is that you bring in your own wine and they charge you an “uncorking fee” of $20 per 750ml bottle.
Last fall, my fiance and I stumbled across a country pumpkin farm and winery where we bought a couple bottles of maple and crisp apple wine, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The bottles run $12-$18 depending on the flavour, there. I had an idea that it might be really cute for us to pick two of our favourites and have them served at our wedding instead of the typical red and white. Options include Crisp Apple, Maple, Autumn Pear, Raspberry-Apple, Gooseberry, Blackberry, Blueberry, etc.
We wouldn’t really be saving money, but I thought the autumn wines would fit our autumn theme and add a personal touch.
So would it offend you to be offered a selection of autumn wines (in additon to beers, soft drinks, juices) for an afternoon autumn wedding instead of the usual?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Are they also super sweet in flavor or are some more like regular wine? I like dry whites like Sauvignon Blanc and fruity reds like Cabernet. The only seasonals I have had like the ones you listed were super sweet and made my stomach hurt.
Post # 4
Honestly, that sounds delicious!!!!!
Post # 5
I like the personal touch! I guess you could do 1/2 traditional and half fruity wines?
Post # 6
I’ve had apple wines before and they’re really yummy, so I say go for it. I’d get a standard dry apple wine (or whatever the winery’s signature wine is), then something with a fun flavor to complement the food.
Post # 7
I personally would prefer the seasonal wines! I hate dry wine. Yick.
Post # 8
That sounds really good. I’d love to try those different wines. But if you’re going to bring your own, can you just have a larger variety? Maybe 2 or 3 of the unique wines, and then a few typical red/white wines just in case some people arent adventurous.
Post # 9
@little_d: +1 this.
They sound super yummy to me but if at all possible I advocate having a little of each for variety 🙂
Post # 10
That is a ridiculous amount of money to spend on wine!!! But it sounds delicious.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I think they sound great and I would love to try them!
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I’d like to try them, but I’d also be a little bummed if you didn’t have any “regular” wine. Unless these aren’t super sweet – if not, that’d be ok.
Post # 13
@princess_r: They sound awesome! Perfect for an Autumn wedding.
ETA: When I read the post, I was like ‘hells yeah, I’d drink them! In fact, I wouldn’t mind a glass now.’ Then I remembered that I’m nearly four months pregnant, I’m such a bad mother lol. (In case it wasn’t obvious, I don’t drink while pregnant. I just miss my wine and got a little carried away.)
Post # 14
I wouldn’t be offended, but if they’re all sweet I’d be a little annoyed. If you’re bringing your own bottles in can’t you do a mixture?
Post # 15
I like unusual wines, especially if they are sweet, so I would love these. That being said, I know a lot of picky wine people, so I would definitely consider having some regular wine options on hand.
Post # 16
They sound delicious! We have a winery & distillery in our area that specializes in apple & pear wines & brandies – they’re fantastic, and I’ve seen several of our non-wine drinking friends try them and enjoy them. To add further expense to your menu, you could always consider a couple ciders too 🙂
By the way, to everyone who thinks alternative fruit wines are super sweet, they aren’t always! It’s just like grape wine, there’s a range from super crisp and dry to very sweet. Most wineries will put on their label if it’s a dry or sweet wine, since you can’t be expected to tell from just the fruit used.