Thursday, April 7, 2011
When to choose wine for your wedding?
Think about flow of the day, when your guests arrive at the reception location. They are thirsty and want to have a refreshing glass of wine. Think about having some other white varietals such as Albarino or Torrentes. These are light and refreshing wines. Sauvignon Blanc is also a great choice and a wine that your guest will recognize. Chardonnay that is crisp with fruit on the palate is also nice. Leave the creamy, buttery, oaked Chardonnays for the dinner with entrees of fish or chicken.
Pinot Noir is excellent with salmon, chicken or lamb. It's one of my favorite varietals. The color of Pinot is beautiful, festive and goes well with a variety of food choices. Merlot and Cabernet are excellent with fillet or roasted pork with a raisin chutney sauce.
So on my agenda, once the food menu is chosen, pair the wines with the flow of the day and the menus. Have a wine consultant assist you in the wine pairing and order the wines to be delivered directly to venue. Now that detail is finished and you don't have to worry any longer about wines, food, etc. Isn't that a weight off your shoulders? Great food, great wine - check.