The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Wine for Your Wedding

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Since there is so much to worry about when planning your wedding, we know how stressful it can be. So, we’ve created a guide specifically designed to help you find your perfect wedding wines quickly and easily, perfectly crafted for your special day.

When choosing wine for your wedding, the first thing to consider is whether you’re getting married in the warmer or cooler climate seasons. This will help you to figure out if you should be leaning more toward Red wines or White wines.

How Much Should You Spend on Wine for your Wedding?

The correct answer to how much you should spend on perfect wedding wines isn’t straightforward. Everyone’s budget is different. So the best thing would be to have a set budget for your reception, which includes your meals and drinks. The wine budget should be about 15% of the reception’s budget. This is a great percentage to work with because no matter how many you have at the ceremony, there are some excellent wines at really affordable prices. Here are some great ideas for red and white wines that are affordable and delicious.

Red Wines

Pequena Vasija Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2020

The wine is jam-packed with flavor and body with absolute elegance. It is an Argentinian blend and is only KShs1,045.

Undurraga Classic Carmenere 2020

This unique wine from Chile is a great crowd-pleaser. Expect nothing but bright red fruit notes and a lingering finish for only KShs945.

White Wines

Bruce Jack Chenin Blanc

South Africa produces fantastic Chenin blanc and this is no exception for only KShs1,205 per bottle.

San Felipe Classic Sauvignon Blanc 2021

A classic dry white for KShs995, this wine is fragrant, fresh, and fruity will work for most white wine lovers and is only.

Sparkling Wine

What is a celebration without some bubbles? You have to keep in mind that sparkling wines are generally more expensive than dry wines. So if you are on a tight budget, it might not be viable. But if you want to pop a few bubbles, the Undurraga Sparkling Demi-Sec 2021 from Chile is a semi-sweet sparkling wine, making it perfect for those who don’t enjoy drier wines.

Fantinel Spumante Cuvée Prestige Brut from Italy

For prosecco lovers, they will enjoy this consistently popular, classic sparkling wine perfect for any festive occasion for 1535KSH per bottle.

Which Wines Pair With Wedding Dishes?

Since you know which wines are available in your budget, now you can start thinking about food. You have to think about what meals you’re serving and if the wine will pair well with it. Having both red and white wines makes this process easier, but here are some things to remember when choosing wine for food.

• Your wine should always be more acidic than the food.

• The wine should always be sweeter than the food.

• Keep red wines with red meat and white wine with white meat and fish.

With those three rules, you can choose wine for your wedding dishes with great success!

There is a lot to think about when planning a wedding, and the reception plays a significant role in this. But just remember that everyone is there to celebrate your special day, so don’t sweat the small stuff, and go with what feels right to you!