Saturday, 16 October 2010

Wedding Wines - A Dilemma

Yeah, it's been a Dilemma. I get married on Oct 23rd 2010, exactly one week today as I write this blog post and I must say its been one stressfull and rollercoaster ride for the past few months. trying to fullfil my obligations to organising my own wedding, working a Full time job in the restaurant and writing for the Tesco Wines Blog has been tough but I managed to get it all done :)

Here's my installment this week and some helpfull advise to all you uk males out there when it comes to having a say in arranging your own wedding and what wine you want!

Anyone can find wine that tastes good and is affordable. If you aren't bothered too much of what's on the label, or how much you are spending on your wedding wine, then you will be able to offer your guests something they will truly enjoy, and something that won't go over budget. Here are a few wine tips you should apply to your Wedding Wine
1) Don't let anybody tell you what a good wine is, and what isn't. Take anybody's advice or recommendation (including ours) as just that - a recommendation. What tastes good to you may taste like vinegar to a wine expert and vice-versa.

2) When choosing your wedding wine, there is usually not much difference from a $20 bottle of wine to a $100 bottle of wine, but there is usually quite a difference between a $4 bottle of wine and a $20 bottle of wine. Dont go for a cheap bottle but opt for a mid range wine with a good taste.

3) South America, Australia, and South African wines are outstanding, and usually quite inexpensive. A good South American Merlot will be about half as much as a comparable Californian Merlot and most suitable for your wedding wine

4) Tasting your wedding wine before you buy is the only true way to learn more about what you like.