How to Select Wines for your Wedding
Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
The modern couple have enough decisions to make when planning their wedding and selecting wines can be a big worry. That’s why we wanted to provide you with these tips on how to select appropriate wines for your special day.
Did you know that 30-50% of people drink white wine, 30-50% drink red wine, and 10-20% drink white zinfandel/rosÃ©. Most women drink white wine while most men drink red wine. If your wedding is equal number of males and females, your wine should reflect that. If it is mostly women, consider going with a white wine and vice versa for men. Another consideration is your menu choice. If you are serving seafood, chicken, or pasta, white wine will be a good pair. Beef, steak, and other red meat dishes work best with red wines.
If you are marrying in summer. a light fruity white wine will work well and if you’re marrying in November-December, a Beaujolais is a good choice. Beaujolais is harvested around that time meaning supply is plentiful and delicious.
Champagne or sparking wine for toasts? Champagne is the same as sparkling wine. The difference is that Champagne is a region in France where it is made. Anything made outside of Champagne, France is sparkling wine. Champagne cn be really pricey so if you are on a budget, try a nice local sparkling wine. Aim for 2 glasses per guest.
When planning you Nova Scotia wedding here, our planners and culinary team will help you select the best wines for your special day. Now you can come equipped with some of your own knowledge