I take the mystery out of wedding wine planning with help from Wine Trust 100

Vallete prosecco wedding wine ideas

It can be daunting not knowing how many glasses of wedding wine to serve your guests or which red wines or white wines to pour at your Wedding Breakfast. You’ll also want ideas for the best celebratory fizz  to push the boat out … and which sparkling wine might be great if you have an eye on your pocket.

Life can be so challenging. I mean, when the lovely people at WineTrust100 online wine merchants asked me if I’d like to write a series of blogs to help you with your wedding wine choices, what could I say? The answer had to be yes.

Here’s the links to my wedding wine blogs for WineTrust 100.
Enjoy.


Here’s some wedding wine fizz choices

wedding wine fizz ideas winetrust100

There’s so many styles of sparkling wines to choose from; but what could you pour to celebrate the moment you agree to get married; and which fizz would be ideal to share with guests at the wedding reception?

Read my ideas here


How Much wedding wine should you provide for Guests?

I like my Scientific Experiments. If you’re struggling to work out how much wine you might need for your special day, then drink a bottle of wine (that’s a good thing, right?) and then follow my instructions.

Read my ideas here


Which reds or whites are the best as a wedding wine

wedding wine red wine ideas

You’re never going to be able to please everyone with your choice of wines with your wedding day meal so there’s no point getting into a tizz over it. Luckily for you,  I partnered with WineTrust100 to bring you some suggestions.

Read my ideas here


A wedding wine with your cake? Well Why Not.

Don’t forget your wedding cake might be perfect with a dessert wedding wine. This late harvest riesling, pictured below,  is delicious. 


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Fizz Face-off: I compare Asda’s sparkling £5 Progrigio and a same price cava

cava fizz

If you’re a regular in Asda you might have noticed that the retailer has brought out a new sparkling wine to catch the attention of prosecco drinkers.

The sparkling wine world is increasingly popular in the UK but very crowded. Every time a butterfly flutters its wings, a new sparkling wine is born, each one trying to take a piece of that marketplace.

 Progrigio (£5, 11% abv) is Asda’s new sparkling wine and  I’m told that it is “a unique wine that blends the effervescent versatility of the bestselling sparkling wine grape in the world, glera, and the classic full flavours and crisp acidity of the wine which has become a worldwide symbol of Italian winemaking, pinot grigio”. I know this because I read it here at Progrigio.com.

What do I think of it? I’m making life difficult for myself with a mini- Scientific Experiment.

I was in Asda a couple of days ago and spotted a cava, also for a fiver. I love cava and think it’s massively overlooked by fizz lovers.

I bought Marques Del Norte Cava  (11.5% abv) and challenged myself to a fizz-off with these two wines.  I’ve given points out of 5 on bubble strength, aromas, the taste and overall impression. Yes. I’m sitting on the settee doing this right now on my own. Call me sad.


Progrigio:

Bubbles
Well it has bubbles – 2 marks.
Aromas
Apples, grapes, a hint of flowers but also something plasticky
– 2 marks
Taste
Mouth-watering acidity but fruit flavours disappear very quickly leaving a tinny aftertaste  –  1 mark

Overall impression – 2 marks


Marques Del Norte:

Bubbles
This cava enjoyed being poured – 3 marks
Aromas
Cava is made in the same way as champagne which means there’s aromas of fresh apples, citrus, and newly-baked buttery bread – 3 marks
Taste
Apple, a touch of caramel (like the edges of a crispy apple pie); the juiciness retains some flavour after you’ve sipped – 3 marks

Overall impression – 3 marks


I’ll leave you to do the sums.
(Because I’ve never been very good at sums.)