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Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: Randalls
Date: August 28, 2016 08:40AM
This is an outdoor affair with approximately 100 guests. The weather in southern Indiana is anyone's guess. The food will be barbecue with corn, mac and cheese, green beans and a with a rustic setting. The beer is from a local brewer. Any suggestions specific or general advice appreciated. Past experiences gratefully accepted.

It would be nice to hit a balancing point between quality and cost.
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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: mattkime
Date: August 28, 2016 08:53AM
Red



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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: billb
Date: August 28, 2016 08:54AM
There are a lot of good chardonnays and pinot grigios out there with a general rule of 'spend at least $15 on a 1.5 liter bottle and you'll avoid most of the garbage.
Too many great pinot gris/grigio from Italy . Too many to name one.
There are some wonderful chardonnays from Sonoma right now, my favorite ( for special occasions ) being Sonoma-Cutrer's Russian River
A lot of smooth bold pinot noirs from Sonoma too. Some of the really great ones are $50 a pop, but, again, $15/$20 a bottle gets you out of foul territory and there is some good low priced ones too. Mark West isn't too bad for the price.

Don't do two buck chuck at a wedding, please.



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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 28, 2016 09:08AM
Don't do two buck chuck at a wedding, please.

This. the $2 chuck has its place and purpose, but not at a wedding. good for cooking, for a casual glass of wine in the evening, but not at a wedding. don't go cheap. unless you plan to redo the wedding at some point in the future (not recommended).



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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: Randalls
Date: August 28, 2016 09:09AM
Appreciate the advice. I am not a wine person so thought I would run in to some knowledge here on the forum. Cost is an issue but not willing to cheap out with awful. Thus this post.
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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: jdc
Date: August 28, 2016 09:28AM
Whatever costco has cheapest. People will never know the difference.





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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: FormerlySaleenl
Date: August 28, 2016 09:50AM
I would consider boxed wine for a great balance of cost and quality. While red would go best with steaks or burgers, I would also offer a white.

These wines should be available in the midwest:

Bota Box Cabernet - [www.botabox.com]
Bota Box Malbec - [www.botabox.com]

Bota Box Pinot Grigio - [www.botabox.com]
Black Box Sauvignon Blanc - [www.blackboxwines.com]

Sarah
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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: August 28, 2016 10:02AM
I recommend having both white and red, and a white on the sweeter side, like a nice crisp Riesling. (Chateau St Michelle makes some nice ones and you should find them at Costco) Chardonnay is a crowd pleaser but to me doesn't go with BBQ. Probably want two varieties each in red and white and that plus beer should suit everyone.
BBQ is a tricky thing to mix with wine; the best type depends on the type of sauce (vinegar or tomato based). For the red, a Ravenswood Zinfandel or a Shiraz from Australia would be good, and reasonably priced.

I recommend having a little tasting party with several bottles and see what your friends like best.

PS: Sounds like a really fun wedding, congrats to the happy couple and enjoy!



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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: August 28, 2016 10:38AM
Target has some nice boxed wines. They are available in smaller containers to try before loading up on the larger ones for the party, and you could provide an assortment.

But for my tastes, champagne goes with everything...smileys with beer



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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: Randalls
Date: August 28, 2016 11:13AM
Thanks for the feedback!
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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 28, 2016 11:39AM
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FormerlySaleenl
I would consider boxed wine for a great balance of cost and quality. While red would go best with steaks or burgers, I would also offer a white.

These wines should be available in the midwest:

Bota Box Cabernet - [www.botabox.com]
Bota Box Malbec - [www.botabox.com]

Bota Box Pinot Grigio - [www.botabox.com]
Black Box Sauvignon Blanc - [www.blackboxwines.com]

Sarah



.....this......boxed wine has become more acceptable and quality has gotten better....this is a wedding but you said BBQ, so less 'formal' and should work....and price is good also...



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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: D. Lawson
Date: August 28, 2016 11:50AM
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Lemon Drop
...a white on the sweeter side, like a nice crisp Riesling. (Chateau St Michelle makes some nice ones and you should find them at Costco)

I agree, and the Chateau St. Michelle stuff is readily available everywhere in this general area (I'm in Cincinnati)...Kroger, Meijer, wholesale clubs, etc. I prefer their Gewurztraminer to their "normal" Reisling, and both are in the $10 range.

However, my favorite Reisling for that price is by far the Von Wilhelm Haus Spätlese in the frosted blue bottle, which will be more difficult to locate. I always get it at Jungle Jim's, but I have never seen it at any of the grocery or wholesale chains.
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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: artie67
Date: August 28, 2016 01:27PM
Always a winner is Ch. St. Michelle's Savignon Blanc. TJ sells it at around $7-$8. Another solid winery is Yellow Tail from Australia.
Have a tasting asap as you want the goods before the wedding.
Check out the "cheap wine reviews" sites also.
Here's one. [wine.about.com]
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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: August 28, 2016 02:44PM
Umm, semi-obvious question, same as I put to anyone buying Mac hardware or software:

What's your budget?
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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 28, 2016 02:52PM
Rosé goes well with the outdoors...

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D. Lawson has good advice. You will have to think about chilling a Riesling or most any white with the exception of a chardonnay.

I'd recommend a pinot noir. Be sure to taste any of these or take along someone who knows wine. Perhaps find a local wine tasting to sample, too.
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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 28, 2016 02:54PM
Second for a Pinot Grig. Good all around wine.
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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 28, 2016 02:54PM
BTW, recommending specific brands or vineyards is somewhat worthless - many are based on the distribution area and may not be available everywhere.
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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: Randalls
Date: August 28, 2016 05:22PM
Budget, I would like to stay within 7 to 15 bucks a bottle if possible. It is rustic so outdoor stone shelter (if raining) and fire pit if cool out. Beer is locally produced from Upland Brewery, a mix of Wheat, IPA, Pilsner and Stouts as well as some ciders for our gluten free friends. We will definitely check out the names mentioned and thanks for the wine site(s).
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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: Sam3
Date: August 29, 2016 07:16AM
Since you are serving local beer, maybe look at local wines as well:

[www.indianauplands.com]

Have a wine-tasting field trip.
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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: Randalls
Date: August 29, 2016 04:06PM
Thanks, we have been trying the Oliver wines, among others. Probably will go regional depending on taste and availability but it is nice to get some other recommendations to try out, so I appreciate all of the info. Need to get educated.
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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: D. Lawson
Date: August 30, 2016 01:36PM
Another regional option is Elk Creek just across the river in Owenton, KY, but their best offering (the gewurztraminer, in my opinion) is unfortunately out of your price range.
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Re: Reccomended wine for September wedding-suggestions please
Posted by: Randalls
Date: August 30, 2016 05:14PM
Thanks for the suggestion
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