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The Quick Guide to Wedding Wine

Your wedding is really all about you, and it should be. However, when you have guests in attendance you will need to provide them with certain necessities. Food is usually one of those necessities, and wine tends to be another.

Whatever your budget may be for your wedding, you have probably allocated some of it to your wine selection. If you aren’t sure what wines to get, here is a quick wedding wine guide to help you out.

What to buy
When deciding which wines to buy, you should make a few considerations. First, consider who is attending the wedding. Will there be a lot of underage people? Older relatives? Non-drinkers? This can also help you determine how much wine to buy. You should also think about the time of year and what you’re serving for dinner. Rich dishes such as steak would pair well with a full-bodied red wine, for example.

Types of white wine
For your white wine selection, you can find very affordable fine white wine relatively easily. If you want an inexpensive white that pairs well with a large range of food types, consider zesty whites. Wines such as unoaked Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Vinho Verde, and Pinot Grigio are great crowd pleasers and can be refreshing beverage during a summer wedding. If you want a more traditional white (while maintaining your budget), then consider an oaked Chardonnay from Chile or Spain. You can always buy white wine online as well.

Types of red wine
Typically, red wine accounts for the majority of your wedding wine selection. There are many different fine red wines you can get for a relatively inexpensive price per bottle. Consider Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Malbec, and Zinfandel for low budget wines that have great flavor. Be careful with blends, which may not always be favorites among your guests.

Amazingly, a total of 949 million gallons of wine were consumed in the U.S. in 2016. You may not have this much wine at your wedding, but figuring out what you’ll serve is still important. If you can’t make it to the liquor store, you can opt to buy white wine online to make things easier.

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