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Jan 19, 2014 07:57 PM

June Texas BBQ Wedding Reception - Inexpensive White/Red Wine Recommendations

I am planning a rustic evening outdoor wedding for early June in Austin, Texas and looking for some recommendations about relatively inexpensive wines to serve with the BBQ meal, and also want to ensure that the wines would be drinkable for the remainder of the evening (without food). I am anticipating the weather will be quite warm.

Guest list is approximately 120
Menu: brisket, sausage, potato salad, beans

Will be serving beer, and looking for some decent red wines, red wines, and sparkling wines that would work with BBQ.

Appreciate hearing about bottles in the $15 range.

Thank you!

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  1. We're finding lots of affordable Spanish cavas (sparkling). Have fun.

    2 Replies
    1. re: c oliver

      We had a September wedding with barbecue (big hit). We served a white wine form Portugal- Casal Garcia Vinho Verde, at about $7 a bottle. It's light, crisp and a little acidic, so I thought it went well with smoky meat.
      We also had an Argentine red, a Malbec blend. Sorry, don't recall the label, but it was under $10 a bottle and also well-received.

      1. re: carnicero

        We LOVE vinha verde and have bought it many times at TJs.

    2. Sauces or no sauces for BBQ.

      1. Beer: your favorite wheat beer...
        White wine: riesling
        Red wine: leaning to zinfandel
        Fizzy: moscato d'asti

        1. Do you have a Costco near-by? If so, do they have Orin Swift's The Prisoner? If they do, is US $32/btl. too much to spend?


          1. My daughter got married in Alabama in October, an outside wedding and reception. We had an open bar. Most of the young folks drank liquor. The white wine we selected was Chateau Ducasse, a white Bordeaux. It was great and about 15 dollars. The red was a Cabernet and was less memorable. I would serve a Zinfandel with your menu. Enjoy the wedding!!