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    Default Best type of wines

    I don't know anything about wine. We are buying the alcohol for ds wedding reception. We have hired a bartending service, but we are buying the alcohol ourselves. They gave us a list of the types

    6 bottles 1.5 liters red
    8 bottles 1.5 liters white

    now in those catagories there are several choices, what are the most popular out of reds and whites?

    TIA

    They are having four specialty drinks and beer also.
    The wedding colors are pinks and greens and the drinks are

    Apple Martini, Incredible Hulk -both green
    Pink Lemonade, Strawberry Margarita -both pink

    Any brands you recommend would be helpful too. Easy on the budget side please.

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    go with a cabernet or meritage (table) for your red. pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc for white. These are the most common. Plus people who don't drink wine often generally don't like merlot or chardonnay.
    Just my professional opinion as a bartender

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    Thanks a lot I have no idea what most wine drinkers choose, thanks again.

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    Go to a LARGE liquor store/wine supplier and tell them what you want it for and ask for recommendations.

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    for red: since you are buying the larger bottles, i would stick with 3 bottles of merlot and 3 of cabernet. if someone is a "true" wine drinker, they are going to pick the cab
    for white: 4 chardonnay and 4 sauvignon blanc. chard is the most drank wine anywhere, in every country. and sauvignon is a bit sweeter and fruitier but not as sweet as pinot grigio.

    i personally would buy higher end bottles by the case as you get a 10% discount and the variety and taste is much better. imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisaflex View Post
    for red: since you are buying the larger bottles, i would stick with 3 bottles of merlot and 3 of cabernet. if someone is a "true" wine drinker, they are going to pick the cab
    for white: 4 chardonnay and 4 sauvignon blanc. chard is the most drank wine anywhere, in every country. and sauvignon is a bit sweeter and fruitier but not as sweet as pinot grigio.

    i personally would buy higher end bottles by the case as you get a 10% discount and the variety and taste is much better. imo.
    Thanks a bunch!

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    Anything but Chardonnay. I would also ask a large liquor store too.

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    no worries jas. you are very welcome.

    and, chard is the most drank wine...just an fyi...ask any wine store or wine distributor or high end bartender...or server....it just is. it is a bit oaky, but, people do love it...

    it just depends on how many "seasoned" wine drinkers you will have or want to please.

    trader joes (NOT charles shaw though...just nasty stuff..imo) has a good sauvignon blanc for i think 4.99 or not much more, it is very drinkable.

    there is a mertiage (red blend) at TJ's which used to be only 4.99, now it is 6.49...Tres Pinos...very very good! it could easily pass for at least a $10 bottle...

    best of luck to you on this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisaflex View Post
    no worries jas. you are very welcome.

    and, chard is the most drank wine...just an fyi...ask any wine store or wine distributor or high end bartender...or server....it just is. it is a bit oaky, but, people do love it...

    it just depends on how many "seasoned" wine drinkers you will have or want to please.

    trader joes (NOT charles shaw though...just nasty stuff..imo) has a good sauvignon blanc for i think 4.99 or not much more, it is very drinkable.

    there is a mertiage (red blend) at TJ's which used to be only 4.99, now it is 6.49...Tres Pinos...very very good! it could easily pass for at least a $10 bottle...

    best of luck to you on this!
    I don't have a trader Joes around here. Any other brands close to the price and drinkability? I looked online and saw a brand about that price called Canyon Oaks I think. If the bartending people were to bring the wine that is the brand they would supply unless I upgraded of course. I don't know how serious the wine drinkers would be. I don't think any are real serious wine drinkers but then again I don't really know. Really they will drink what is there or not drink at all I guess. It will be free for them. Not that I want to give them junk or anything but I guess for really good stuff it will cost you.

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    never had that brand jas. so i cant comment on it. sorry!

    what about plain old WoodBridge? it is not a bad drink and is affordable. CK Mondavi? drinkable and affordable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisaflex View Post
    never had that brand jas. so i cant comment on it. sorry!

    what about plain old WoodBridge? it is not a bad drink and is affordable. CK Mondavi? drinkable and affordable.
    I have heard of and seen those two, I will check them out. Thanks for all your help.

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    Red wines are better for you cause they have resveratrol it's like anti-aging stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trishagirl View Post
    Red wines are better for you cause they have resveratrol it's like anti-aging stuff!
    Yes, I have heard that too. When I do drink any wine type drink I am more of a wine cooler type. Not exactly fine wine.

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    The wife likes to buy a Riesling, which I believe is a white, and the guests all seem to like it. I couldn't tell you what brand, though, as I don't like wine.

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    do keep in mind that riesling is a quite sweet wine. there are some drier ones out there.

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