What kind of party doesn’t require wine?

Learn what wines work best for events like weddings and how much wine to have on hand. Wine complements the wedding, so it’s a great idea to find one that’s right for you.

The first thing to remember is wine preference is completely subjective; the heart wants what the taste buds love. Each person is going to have their favourite wine and their personal idea of what makes a good bottle of wine. You can’t please everyone all the time.

Ideally, It is always best to prep both white & red wines for each table as different food pairings require different kind of wines to accentuate them. However, if budget is more of the consideration factor, selecting a less complex single varietal wine is recommended to see through all the dishes.

Hence, take the path most travelled and choose wines that has proven time to time to be the crowd pleaser.

Working on the budget

Always start with how much you would like to pay for each bottle of wine. Then select wines that fall within your desired price range that you can start choosing from.

Other factors to consider

Who’s attending (non-drinkers, young people, older relatives)?

What kind of food will be served?

How much wine to buy for a wedding dinner?

1 bottle gives around 4-6 glasses of good pour.

Take the number of guests and divide by 2.15 for an estimation how many bottles to buy. Figure may vary depending on what day the event is held, whether guests are wine drinker, availability of other types of alcoholic drinks.

Red wine is a classic crowd favorite and will be about 50-60% of a wedding wine purchase. If you’re looking for crowd-pleasers, keep your eyes peeled for Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Malbec.

If you wish to include white wine in your list, it might be wise to select a lighter, zestier white wine because they tend to be easier to pair with all styles of foods unless you are big fan of bold, buttery, oaked Chardonnay.

As important as the Champagne toast is, most folks won’t drink more than a half-glass of sparkling wine. So unless your wedding attendees are all bonafide Champagne hounds, you don’t have to buy that much. You just need enough to fill glasses to halfway; about 1 bottle per 8-10 people. Use your leftover budget to afford higher quality wines!

If the toast happens during the day or outside, consider getting aromatic sparklers such as Prosecco, Cava, or sparkling Rosé.

 If the toast is happening at night or inside, look towards richer styled sparkling wines such as Blanc de Noirs, Blanc de Blancs, Italian Metodo Classico, or classic French Champagne.

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