Please help with wine for my wedding!
Hello, I'm getting married in September and need help making wine selections. It is a day wedding - menu to include a cocktail hour where we are serving hors d'oeuvres; cocunut fried shrimp with papaya chutney, mini crab cakes, grand marnier and cream cheese stuffed strawberries, and typical cheese/fruit/veggie trays to flesh it out. We are also having a lunch buffet with chicken (either lemon artichoke or marsala - haven't decided yet) and carved roast round of beef. Here are the wine choices;
KWV Steen Chenin Blanc
Saint M Riesling
Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio
Oxford Landing Viognier
Kendall Jackson Sauvignon Blanc
Mark West Pinot Noir
Dona Paula "Los Cardos" Malbec
Di Majo Sangiovese
Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Sauvignon
I would like to narrow this down to one red and one white. Thanks in advance for your help!
These all seem to be widely available $10 bottles of wine, which is what you expect for a wedding. Your best bet is to pick grapes that most people will like, and then ask for a couple of bottles to try just to make sure you like them. I might go with the Kendall Jackson SB and the Santa Rita Cab. Obviously different vintages will vary, so you'll want to try what is currently available.
Congratulations by the way!
Thanks everyone for your votes! Sounds like Sangiovese has the most picks for the Red so I think that's what we'll go with. The white is going to be the hardest pick - people seem to either like or hate the ED Pinot Grigio so I'm not sure about that one. Back to the drawing board...