Choosing the wine for a wedding
When it comes to festive occasions, wine is definitely the number one choice when having or attending a wedding. In this article we will see what are the criteria by which you should be guided in choosing the type of wine, the recommended quantities, which are the most often chosen varieties and how can you fit into the proposed budget without sacrificing quality.
Choosing the quantity and type of wine for the wedding
There is an unwritten rule when it comes to quantity: take the number of party guests and divide it by 2.15. This way you can get an idea of the approximate number of bottles you need, to which it would be good to add another 15 or 20, for safety.
At such an amount you will of course get a discount but don't forget to add sparkling wine or champagne. As we all know, guests are greeted with a glass of sparkling wine at the entrance to the restaurant and the toasts should be served with champagne.
In a previous article : we explained the general rules for the association between wine and dishes, so the chosen menu must be taken into account.
You can use the above article for more details or, if the chosen restaurant also includes the services of a sommelier familiar with the talents of the chef, you can directly ask for a recommendation.
Choosing the menu, is usually the most important combination criterion and will help you decide how much red and white wine you need. Another aspect to consider is the date of the wedding or exactly what time of year it takes place.
As a general rule, in the cold season, red wine is consumed. During a summer wedding, maybe even an outdoor one, white wines predominate, which are cunosumed much colder.
You can also consider the possibility of wine as a starting gift. As we know, it is traditional for guests to receive a small gift on departure and a bottle of wine is an excellent choice.
Some manufacturers offer you the opportunity to order bottles with custom labels to mark the event. And in this case the ordered quantity depends on the number of guests.
It would be good to divide it by 1.5 to get an idea of how many bottles you will need. In a way it is better to give a single bottle to a couple. The choice, of course, belongs to you and you must of course also consider the financial aspect.
General recommendations on varieties
Using the criteria mentioned above, especially the chosen menu, you can thus orient yourself to the most common varieties, which are known to be of quality.
- For red varieties, we recommend a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Pinot Noir.
- For whites, the preferred options are usually Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling.
A poor-quality wine can negatively affect any party and a wedding is a unique event. A generic, table wine cannot be drunk on such a festive occasion. The costs are generally quite low compared to the rest of the expenses and most merchants will offer you a discount on such quantity purchased.
There are many solutions online and you can even contact local manufacturers to see the available offer. The offer is diversified enough that you can find the right choice for your wedding.
But if you want to shorten this search for an amazing wine, the MyWonderWine team will be honoured to help you choose the best wine for this special moment! 😊