Updated: Jun 24
The time of year you're getting married can also influence your wine selection. In the summer months, lighter, refreshing wines like Rosé or Vinho Verde may be more fitting, while in the cooler months, you may want to opt for a hearty red like Merlot or Cabernet.
RED Pinot Noir: (user friendly)
dry, light- to medium-bodied, with bright acidity, silky tannins, goes great with light meat, veggies. Enjoyable on it's own -even on a hot day.
Merlot: (cost effective & user friendly)
dark fruit flavors of black cherry, blackberry, plum, and raspberry layered with herbal notes and undertones of vanilla and mocha. Pairs with red meats and starches.
Blends: (cost effective & user friendly)
medium to full-bodied well structured wine depending on the blended grapes. Fruit forward with notes of blackberries, cherries. Drink on their own or pair with heartier foods. Cabernet Sauvignon: (can be cost effective & expensive) medium to full-bodied, firm tannins and full and rich taste, including such notes as blackcurrant, as well as woodsy flavors, such as cedar, oak, and herbs. Pair with red meats, starches and chocolate desert.
Zinfandel: (cost effective)
jammy flavor bursting with fruity aromas of blackberry, cherry, plums, black pepper, and cinnamon with varying levels of oak. Pair with BBQ or smoked meats.
WHITE Pinot Gris: (cost effective & user friendly)
dry, light-bodied wine with aromas of lemon-lime, pear, and stone fruit like peach and apricot. Enjoyable on it's own, or with passed appetizers.
Vinho Verde: (cost effective & user friendly)
dry, slightly effervescent, relatively clear color, natural acidity, and floral and fruity aromas. Enjoyable on it's own, or with passed appetizers.
Sauvignon Blanc: (cost effective)
in-your-face aromas ranging from freshly cut grass, peas and asparagus, to tropical and ripe passion fruit, grapefruit, & even mango. Drinkable without food, goes well with high acid salads.
Chardonnay: (cost effective)
Medium- to full-bodied wine with moderate acidity and alcohol. Notes of vanilla oak, butter and apple. Pair with light meats, fish, veggies.
SPARKLING Prosecco: (cost effective)
medium to high acidity with a prominent fruity character. Often has an off dry sweetness.
Cava: (cost effective & user friendly)
light to medium bodied, typically dry, sparkling wine – with zesty citrus flavors, a distinct minerality and racy acidity.
Crémant: (cost effective & user friendly)
alternative for champagne. Notes of ripe apple and pithy grapefruit. Round and elegant with lively acidity.
Champagne: (user friendly)
high in acidity, balanced by its light body and delicate bubbles.
ROSÈ (cost effective & user friendly) made from red wine grapes, produced in a similar manner to red wine, but with reduced time fermenting with grape skins.
light bodied, high to medium acidity, on the fruity side with notes of strawberry, citrus, melon, raspberry, cherry, and fresh flowers
In conclusion, choosing the perfect wine for your wedding can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. By considering the menu, the season, and the preferences of you and your guests, you can narrow down your options and make a selection that will perfectly complement your special day. Don't be afraid to get creative with your wine choices, or ask your favorite Mobile Thirst Parlor, Pizen & Wine, for suggestions. With a combined 18+ years in the wine industry, we are confident in helping all budget levels select the perfect wine for you to to raise a glass to and celebrate your love on your wedding day. Cheers!