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How to Pick the Best Wine List for Your Wedding Menu

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Choosing the perfect wine for your wedding reception takes no guesswork. When choosing the wines, everything depends on your personal taste. He definitely has a lot of knowledge in this department. 

However, there is no harm in being aware of this. Keep this guide handy when you need to make an important decision for your wedding programs.

Go to a wine tasting. It’s like a cake tasting but with wine! Feel free to sample a variety of wines until you find the perfect wine to pair well with your dinner menu template. Sample some at wine bars or wine shops that offer an extensive selection of wines by the glass. Make a list of wine brands that have delighted your taste buds. Here’s a quick guide to which wines to choose based on your menu:

  • Chicken: Medium to light flavored red or white wine 
  • Beef: Red wine (especially Grenache or Pinot Noir) brings out the rich flavor of the beef. 
  • Pork: strong white wine (e.g. white burgundy) goes well with pork 
  • Fish: white wine with a light, mineral taste or Greek wines

Have a red and a white. Choose at least one red and one white wine for your celebration. Pick the best two that go with many different types of food. Good examples are Sauvignon Blanc (white) and Pinot Noir (red) 

Simplicity is key. There is no need to complicate things when choosing the best wine. Ask your wedding caterer for a simple selection of red and white wines that might be perfect for your menu. In general, white wine should be light and refreshing; Red wine should be crisp and have a fruity flavor. 

Stick to the budget

You don’t have to spend a lot of money when you serve the best wine at your wedding. You can choose from a wide range of red and white wines that are not only of the highest quality but also affordable. You can even have premium bottles that can be as low as $7.

Sheri Gill

The author Sheri Gill