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Choosing the wine

Our thanks to Bowes Wine for providing this helpful information:

The starting point in making the wine selections for the happy day is the realisation that those attending will only really take notice of what they’re drinking if it’s especially horrid.

champagne for the wedding breakfast

A few rules:

Champagne should be abundant and not too dry (the drier champagnes are best drunk with food).

The red and white wines have to perfectly accompany the food at the wedding breakfast, yet thereafter it has to be the sort of wine that everyone can continue to drink long after the last cheese plate has been whisked back to the kitchen. 

Red wine should be: not too tannic; not too heavy; very delicious.

White wine should be: nicely fresh; easy to drink without straying into the realms of the facile; very delicious too!

These are just a few extremely simple rules…yet it’s extraordinary (and a great shame) how often wedding organisers get it wrong.

Bowes Wine is a husband and wife team. Caspar and Victoria were married in November 2003 and are fully aware that the wine they selected for their own wedding was, without doubt, a small but highly significant part of what made that day the best of their lives.

Bowes Wine can organise selection tastings and often liaise with caterers. For more information about what they can offer go to Bowes Wine.


If you are looking for some ideas of how to keep the catering costs down, go to this Love Food page.
For ways of making your own wedding cake, go to this Love Food page.

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