Planning your wedding requires a great deal of attention. Which photographer should you use? What type of arrangement should be on each table? Most importantly, what wine do you choose? In this article we will help walk you through an easy strategy of picking the best wine for you and your guests!
Choosing between a red and white wine may be difficult since it depends on the food you will be serving. However, it’s always easy to just choose both! One red and one white wine will provide your guests with more options. Deciding on the particular type of wine is where things begin to get tricky. A Merlot may be too overpowering with its fruitful flavors. A Chardonnay with its predominately oaky flavors may not be the best choice either. For a white wine, try a Sauvignon Blanc, a crisp and refreshing wine that should be perfect for any pallet. As a choice for a red wine, we recommend a Pinot Noir that will pair perfectly with almost any dish the caterers will be serving.
Still stuck? Try personalizing your choices. This is your wedding and every aspect should be perfect for you and your significant other! Perhaps this means picking a wine you shared on a first or favorite date. Another approach is hosting a wine tasting. Simply select some of the wines you’re interested in and invite friends to help you choose the best options for your big day. It is important to remember to have fun as wedding planning can seem daunting.
After deciding which wine, the next decision is how much you will need to have for the event. Usually one drink per guest per hour is a good way to start. Of course, some people drink less … and some people drink more. With larger gatherings, usually you will find guests drinking more white wine than red, especially in the warmer months.
Caterers at Gramercy Mansion
Here at the Gramercy, we work with an exclusive list of excellent caterers. One of which is Chef’s Expressions. The owner, Jerry, will perfectly pair wines with your tastes and food choices!
Hopefully this article is enlightening and helpful in planning what is sure to be an amazing occasion. Call 410-486-2405 for any questions!