Wine suggestions for a wedding?
Topic: A research plan sample
June 16, 2019 / By Kade Question:
I'm not a wine drinker, more of a mixed drink/cocktail kinda gal. Only wine I ever really had was a red one and a white zinfandel. LOL - anyway, I'm attempting to narrow down fine wines for a high end wedding with a $400,000 - $500,000 type of budget etc. I want to sample the wines first. I need a wine that can be put on every table - 2 servings per guest. There's 278 guests and tables of 10 so I need to be able to order the wine in "bulk" or however you say it. Can anyone make suggestions - I looked in groom to be's wine fridge and found a bottle of 2002 Bordeaux and a few others, so I know he likes those....here's a sample of some of the POSSIBLE foods on the menu:
soup or salad and dinner rolls
grilled filet mignon, loaded baked potatos and creamed spinach
penne w/ vodka sauce and chicken
salmon filet w/ wild rice and mixed baby greens
Vegan - Eggplant Parmesan w/ spaghetti noddles
I'll pick best answer...TY.
** that's not per bottle, sorry, you can only type so much in here. LOL. that's wedding budget total. I'm looking for wines I can put on the tables, I want to sample them and narrow some choices down. TY.
It IS possible to plan your own wedding or someone else's. I'm doing research for myself.
justme - I'm a meat eater. I was looking for vegetarian main dishes, I will recheck that if it's not acceptable for the menu. TY.
Best Answers: Wine suggestions for a wedding?
Harvey | 8 days ago
typically you would want to offer at least one red wine and one white wine. red usually goes best with your heartier meals, like the filet mignon and white goes better with pastas and fish.
as far as the levels of sweet and dry...people's tastes are all over the place. i can't stand sweeter wines while my brother in law can't swallow a dry wine.
their are "middle of the road" wines when it comes to sweetness or dryness.
if the groom to be has some favorites see what the sweetness or dryness levels of those might be.
if you can't choose a red and a white...i would go with white based off the possible food choices.
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Originally Answered: How many bottles of wine and kegs of beer for a wedding reception?
Make it so everyone can have just a drink or two.... Please dont be liable for drunk driving and a death of a friend or someone else.
You might consider saying a small speech like..."We would like everyone to join us in celebrating our special day, please have a drink with us."
Then have "servers" pass out EITHER a glass of wine or a glass of beer. You could have 3 or 4 of each kind of drink on a tray and have them served.....
The purpose of the drink is to celebrate the wedding. A symbolic gesture of good will... not a free for all party.
Congratulations on your wedding!
I think a merlot will watch your menu. Merlot wines are very grapy I don't wanna say fruity because that would suggest other fruit flavors. It is true to the red grape flavor, a bit dry and not so sweet. I like it alot because it pretty much matches watever you're eating. You can even drink it on its own and find pleasure at its strong grape flavor and strong charater, something you would match to an extensive menu, helpful as you make transistion from one food to another. I bet you everyone would love it....and it doesn't cost much. Cheers!
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The other answerers have some great suggestions. However, I just wanted to point out that eggplant parmesan is NOT vegan unless you eliminate the egg coating (dipped in egg prior to dipping in bread crumbs) and the parmesan. Vegans don't eat ANY animal products. Noodles generally contain eggs too...
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I personally like desert wines. You probably will find that there are lot of people that won't like wine. You could always do champagne with strawberries or there are champagne cocktails like lemon drop champagne (recipe on Food Network)
You could also visit a specialty wine shop. A lot of them give wine tastings.
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chatau rotshild 1982,chatau latour , french reds
"Gaja",Barbaresco,Barolo, Brunello,Amaroni italian reds
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crane lake is ok for a wedding... I got mine from a company called wine country.
great selection... low prices
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