Wines Of The Time: Bottle Of Red, Bottle Of White…Whatever Kind Of Mood You’re In Tonight
Jan 26, 2017 11:50 AM Back
Besides toasting your future as Mr. and Mrs. With, what else, champagne, you’re going to want to have a cocktail station (with a sophisticated signature drink or two), and plenty of the basics including beer and WINE.

Remember while fancy drinks are festive wine is a standard staple for both casual and classic celebrations so, you’re going to want to keep it flowing.

While you DO (and we can’t stress this enough) ensure that all your guests drink RESPONSIBLY and get home safely…you also want to make sure they have a good time.

Standard protocol calls for 1 drink per person (of drinking age)at your reception for every hour of your celebration. According to experts that translates into 1/3 beer, 1/3 liquor, 1/3 wine (including of course, champagne). So, for a reception with 100 guests in attendance you can expect to serve up 30-40 glasses of wine per hour and since each bottle contains about 3-4 glasses of wine….that means you’ll likely need about 8-10 bottles of wine each hour you plan on partying.

Keep in mind that while you don’t want your guests to overdo it, it’s likely they WILL want to keep “hydrated” while dancing and that they won’t always get a chance to finish their drinks when the music begins…so, with that said, while in most cases less is more, when it comes to food and drink for your guests more is more.

Keeping your budget in mind, it’s best to not skimp on the drinks. Avoid boxed or house wine and opt for finer bottled wines even if they are on the less expensive side. If you must serve something less “sophisticated’ inform your servers to present it in glasses or in a carafe on each table. Otherwise place a bottle red and a bottle of white on each table allowing guests to serve themselves or ask wait staff to pour a glass (never a full glass) upon request.

Seasonal selections are becoming increasingly popular as more and more foodie fanatics are also cultivating their taste buds for becoming wine connoisseurs.  Spring and summer events, especially daytime celebrations call for refreshing light and crisp wines (most often white), while fall and winter weddings call for the hearty full-bodied flavor of bold reds. Rose’s on the other hand can please crowds in either season especially if you’re serving seafood.

Want a real fine wine experience? Consider hosting your soiree at one of the local wineries. Not only can you treat your guests to one of the area’s most scenic venues but you can offer a tour of the grounds giving them a behind the scenes look and lesson in wine making and treating them to a vast variety of their “hand-crafted” selections made on premise.

So, what are some of the most desirable wines for weddings? Here are some of the most common picks.
 
Reds:
Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Shiraz
Pinot Noir

White:
Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc
Pinot Grigio
Riesling

Rose:
White Zinfandel
Grenache
Sangiovese
Wines Of The Time: Bottle Of Red,  Bottle Of White…Whatever Kind Of Mood You’re In Tonight wine wedding wines wedding wine wine suggestions wine types long island weddings liweddings
  • East Wind Long Island
  • Mediterranean Manor Caterers
  • Chat With Local Brides
  • Lessings Waterfront Mansions
  • VSmusic4u-VSmusic4u
  • Photos of the Heart-Photos of the Heart
  • Vineyard Weddings-
 
Welcome New Vendors
Category
wedding favors #splurgevssave #weddingdosanddonts #weddingplanning 2019 wedding affordable vacations after hours music armenia armenian wedding ideas autumn autumn wedding bachelor bachelorette bakeries bakery beach wedding beach weddings best bands best man advice best wedding bands bridal extravaganza bridal gown bridal gowns bridal hair bridal makeup bridal planner group bridal reflections NYC bridal show bridal showcase bride bride-to-be bridesmaid brunch wedding cakes cellists charitable gift chignon classic music code bleu cultural weddings dance dance lessons decorations dessert ideas destination wedding diamond promotion donation gift elegant wedding engaged engagement engagement looks engagement session english wedding traditions entertainment etiquette event decor Eyebrows fade to black ny fall fall bride fall harvest fall wedding fancy wedding fantasia bridal father of the bride father of the groom flute players food trucks good behavior gown groom groom pampering groom style grooms hairstyle harvest harvest wedding honeymoon honeymoon ideas invitation invitations invites irish weddings italian wedding customs jewish wedding traditions latin dance LIBE limos limousine liw liwedding liweddings long island long island bakery long island bridal extravaganza long island bridal gowns long island bridal show long island engagement photographer long island wedding long island wedding dj long island wedding gowns long island wedding photographer long island wedding photography long island wedding rings long island weddings makeup maltese wedding manscaping mansions marriage advice mehndi menu middle eastern wedding traditions military military wedding mirror beauty ring multicultural entertainment multicultural wedding national bridal sales event new york city wedding dress new york city wedding salon ovation photo booth party favors party planning long island weddings patriot brides Permanent Makeup pianists program Rain rhapsody ring bearer gift roslyn hotel russian bride russian groom sale shuttle buses signature drinks skyline southern wedding ideas spring wedding spring wedding ideas spring weddings st. patricks day string duos string quartets string trios thank you note the black horse event traditions transportation trolley tuxedo updo vegan wedding cake vegan wedding dessert vintage music violinists violists wedding wedding advice wedding bands wedding beauty wedding beer selection wedding bow tie wedding budget wedding cake wedding cakes wedding coffee wedding dance wedding dances wedding dancing wedding dessert wedding destinations wedding DJ wedding donation wedding donuts wedding dress wedding drink ideas wedding drinks wedding entertainment wedding food ideas wedding gown wedding ideas wedding invitations wedding invites wedding kids wedding limo wedding makeup wedding music wedding party wedding planning wedding seating wedding showcase wedding suit wedding thank you wedding tuxedo wedding wheels wedding wine wedding wines weddings weddings splurge vs. save what to wear who to invite wild west wedding wine suggestions wine types winter wedding winter wedding ideas wooden place settings #weddingbudget Aeki Beki affordable vacation after hours dj entertainment armenian wedding at home bridal shower bachelorette parties backyard weddings bakery beach getaway best man bridal Bridal Expo bridal gown bridal reflections Bridal Show bride children fashion country club wedding couture weddings daytime wedding decor dessert table destination wedding donors unite engagement engagement parties engagement rings english wedding escort cards exotic cars fade to black new york Fall Bride fall wedding Fall Weddings favors first dance First Dance Wedding Song florist gentleman groom groom groom gifts groomsmen hair high voltage entertainment honeymoon planning hvdj hvdjsny imakeupyou Indian Weddings invitations irish wedding italian wedding jewish wedding letterpress LIBridalExtravaganza live entertainment; liweddings long island long island bridal extravaganza long island mansions long island weddings long island weddings. liweddings Magna Sutra makeup; hair; aesthetic; airbrush; airbrush makeup; makeover; malta wedding ideas married life marryoke Mendi Microblading middle eastern wedding military wedding multicultural Pandit photo booth photogaphy place settings planning form ring bearer russian wedding Saptapadi skyline orchestras south asian weddings southern wedding spring weddings summer wedding summer weddings texas wedding Thank you the lombardi bride the roslyn hotel tropical wedding tuscan wedding tuxedo tuxedos unique wedding vegan viana hotel villa lombardi's vintage weddings waterfront wedding wedding wedding advice wedding bands wedding blog wedding brunch wedding car wedding costs wedding dance wedding date wedding dates wedding drinks wedding favors wedding food wedding games wedding gifts wedding gowns wedding guest wedding ideas wedding music wedding photography wedding planning wedding prep wedding rings wedding signature drinks wedding style wedding tradition wedding traditions wedding transportation wedding trends wedding venues weddings wine winter wedding winter weddings
X
X
X