If you can afford wine from one of the classic champagne houses, what better time to splurge than your own wedding?
Top Tips for Smooth Sipping on Bubbly:
- Don’t pollute your Dom with flavoring.
- Do put aside a bottle for your first anniversary.
- Do make sure your wine is cold enough—42 to 45 degrees.
Signature Couple’s Cocktail
If it suits your guest list, signature wedding cocktails can be great fun. Choose one main liquor and ask a caterer or bartender to concoct a recipe for you, using flavors and colors that complement the rest of the wedding. Or make one up yourself and have the recipe printed
for guests to take home from the wedding. Don’t forget to garnish your cocktail with a dried orange rind or sprig of rosemary. Remember the four elements: strong, sweet, sour and bitter. If it’s too complicated, it will fail. Proportion is key. Use a distinctive flavoring in your wedding cocktails like St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Crème de Violette, PAMA
One For the Groom
He gets his own cake; why not his own beverage? Beer of any kind is a great reception option. Serve a local brew especially for your out-of-town guests. Try Squatters American Wheat Hefewiezen ($13/25oz.)
Weight is as important as flavor when choosing a wedding white. Avoid the big, oaky Cali-style chardonnays. IG winery is Cedar City’s premier winery—try the Riesling ($27).
Nothing says party like pink, and there’s no friendlier food wine than pink or rosé wine. Tracey Thompson of Vine Lore suggests: Elk Cove Pinot Noir Rosé from Oregon’s famous Willamette Valley ($15).
Champagne is festive and favors all fare. Francis Fecteau of Libation suggests: Simonnet-Febvre Cremant de Bourgogne Pinot Noir NV ($19).
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