There’s no doubt about it – planning a wedding can be stressful! There are many different aspects that need to be taken into consideration and details accounted for. This includes the food and drinks that are served at the reception. If you plan on having wine served at your wedding, it may be wise to explore wines that will pair best with your wedding food and suit the tastes of your guests.
Offer a Variety of Wine Choices
Your wedding guests may have a personal preference when it comes to different wines. Although in general, most people prefer dry wines rather than sweet wines. Red and white wines can be enjoyed throughout the reception, whereas sparkling wine is usually served during a toast or the cocktail hour.
When both white and red wine is available, your guests will be able to drink what goes best with their specific meal, or what they prefer. It is most commonly known that white wines pair best with fish and chicken, and red wines go hand-in-hand with rich meats. Sauvignon blanc and pinot noir are great choices for weddings. They both go well with a variety of meals. Wines like chardonnay and merlot, although delicious, may overwhelm the food that is served.. If you are unsure of which wine to pair with the meals being served at your wedding, take a look at how to pair your wine and food.
This is an opportunity to add a personal touch to your wedding reception through the brand of wine you choose. You could select the wine you had on your first date or a wine from your favourite Niagara winery.
You can also ask the experts during a Niagara-on-the-Lake wine tour about the best wines to serve with different food at a wedding.
Buying Wine for Your Wedding
Wine that is served at your wedding reception can either be supplied by you or your caterer. You can inquire with your caterer about cost. Most often caterers will simply include it with your bar bill. Allowing your caterer to provide the wine may come at an extra cost. But, it will be one less thing for you to worry about on your big day.
Alternatively, you can purchase the wine yourself direct from your favourite Niagara winery. If you provide the wine yourself, your caterer will most likely charge you a corking fee per bottle. It can be beneficial to generate an estimate of either option and see what is most beneficial for you.
Explore Your Options During a Wine Tour
If you are unsure about what kind of wine to serve at your wedding, why not explore your options during a Niagara-on-the-Lake wine tour? To book a Niagara wine tour, contact Niagara Vintage Wine Tours today! Call 1-866-5428 to book a tour and experience wineries from across the region with the #1 rated Niagara wine tour company as reviewed on TripAdvisor.