What wine to choose for the wedding

After the official part of the weddingthe couple with the guests go to celebrate the creation of a new family in a restaurant. It is hard to imagine a wedding banquet without alcoholic beverages. Wine, champagne and other spirits are always present at the wedding table. They help guests to cheer their hearts at the celebration and feel the holiday atmosphere. What factors should be considered when choosing a wine beverages for your wedding party?

Choose a wine according to the food served

High-quality alcoholic beverage improvethe mood of the guests, and low-grade all can spoil the celebration. So do not buy a wedding banquet too cheap wine beverages. It is better to choose for a celebration drink in mid-range (200-350 rubles per bottle). There are many variants of good wines of domestic and foreign manufacturers, suitable for a wedding feast. For example, Chateau Tamagne, Maison de Reve, El Paso, «Chavron», Poggio Ai Santi, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Sunrise, Pupilla Luis Felipe Edwards.

Specific types of wines are in harmony andset off the flavors of certain foods and products. If the beverage is supplied to the incongruous with them food, then it will adversely affect the taste of the latter. This fact must be taken into account when choosing spirits for a wedding banquet. There is a wine etiquette which will help you find the right combination of food and wine for the festive table.

Wines for the wedding

Champagne (sparkling wine)

"Sparkling" must necessarilypresent at the wedding party. Always festive meal begins with a shot of champagne. Sparkling poured into a tall, narrow glasses, shaped flute and long leg. Champagne at the wedding feast would be perfectly combined with products that do not have a bright flavor.

For example, if we combine it with chocolate, thenit will be difficult to fully enjoy the sparkling wine (with the exception of the combination of white chocolate and semi-dry champagne). Snack to champagne should complement the exquisite aroma and taste of the drink. With it will go well at the wedding table following dishes and products:

  • cheeses;
  • poultry;
  • olives;
  • fruits (grapes, pears, apples, strawberries, apricots, peaches);
  • light desserts (sherbet, ice cream, creme brulee, fruit puddings and salads, cheesecake, not too sweet pastries);
  • black and red caviar;
  • seafood (lobster, scallops, shrimp);
  • sushi;
  • spicy Thai dishes.

The perfect combination - the champagne and cheese. Savory flavors last well to be in harmony with the sweet sparkling wine. Delicate cheeses perfectly in tune with champagne, which has fruit notes on the palate, and the oil-rich - are perfectly combined with heavy drinks with a taste of nuts. Dry sparkling wine enhance the taste of brie cheese, and sweet - Gorgonzola. The following types of solid milk product suitable for any sort of champagne at a wedding feast:

  • Camembert;
  • Edam;
  • Gouda;
  • Cheddar;
  • Parmesan;
  • Emmentaler;
  • Gruyere;
  • dor-blue;
  • maasdam;
  • Comte;
  • Beaufort.

Champagne for wedding table

White wine

Dining drinks from white grapes are differentfragrant aroma and a pleasant, delicate flavor. This alcohol blend in well with dark meat. For their wedding table served as an aperitif. Before serving the beverage is cooled to a temperature of 8-12 degrees. Often white wine is served to the poultry, seafood, fruit. But this drink can be of different types, each of which fits a certain type of food. Consider what the right to combine different varieties of white wine at the wedding feast:

  • Fortified white drinks beautifully with exotic citrus fruits.
  • And in the "young" wine suitable oily fish baked in foil or grilled (sardines, mackerel).
  • "Herbaceous" vigorous wine will go perfectly with the dishes with tomato sauce.
  • "Cream" wine is perfect with seafood, roasted, baked salmon or tuna.
  • White "aromatic" wine in perfect harmony with the Chinese, Thai food, fatty pates, smoked poultry or fish.
  • "Pink" wine can be served with any dish.
  • Full-bodied wine with fruity, spicy notes supplied to the dense food with garlic sauce or seasoning.

White alcoholic drink for the wedding feast

Red wine

Strong drink made from dark grapesIt has a bright color and taste. It features notes of tart and rich aroma. The temperature of the beverage when submitting it to the wedding table should be 16-18 degrees. There are several types of red wine: full-bodied, tart, spicy warming heavy, easy neterpkoe sour-sweet, full-bodied tart sweet and sour. For each class of beverage suitable for their meals. Let us consider some combination of red wines and dishes for the wedding feast:

  • Full-bodied with rich fruit notes inaroma and taste of wine is served with grilled or roasted on the grill, meat skewers, barbecue, tobacco, chicken, cold cuts of meat, Mexican and Indian cuisine, pies, pasta, grilled fish.
  • The wine and red meat grilled, fried chicken, turkey - an excellent combination for wedding table.
  • Heavy dense spicy wine consumed warming stew with a spicy sauce, hot with a bird, stewed game, spaghetti.
  • Neterpkoe slight sour-sweet wine goes well with Italian dishes, meats, grilled meat, dishes with garlic sauce.
  • Full-bodied sweet-sweet wine and game under the hot sauce, stew, red meat, roasted poultry - make wedding table harmonious.

Red wine for a wedding feast

What wine bring to the table, depending on the time of year?

The wine list for the wedding party depends onthe time of year. Winter sometimes to be a festive feast appropriate "warm" drinks, so for celebration and fortified red table fit in the cold season. They have a warming effect and combine well with fatty, hearty. And saving the best for this wedding will be refreshing and perfect thirst-quenching drinks. These are white dry.

How to calculate the amount of wine for the wedding?

What you need to wine at a wedding celebration? It all depends on the preferences of guests. If you are familiar with their tastes, you can roughly estimate the required amount of drink. Most women love wine. At the wedding to buy this drink at the rate of one bottle per person. It is better to buy for the banquet of wine of different varieties: red, white, champagne. It is advisable to buy drinks in reserve. On the wedding table is necessary that it was dry, semi-sweet, semi-dry wine.