We bought all of our wine from a local winery. We offered Vinters White, Vinters Red, and Rosa (Rose). They had other specialty wines but we wanted to hit all of the categories that would please people so we just did those three! We were able to buy them on sale since the winery does offers here and there, so we got all of our cases BOGO!
We are having an open bar but are responsible for providing our own alcohol. We will be having 4 different types of wine: 2 reds (Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon) and 2 whites (Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc), 4 different types of liquor: vodka, rum, gin, and whiskey; and 5 different types of beer from our favorite local brewery: a porter, an IPA, a wheat beer, a pale ale, and a blonde ale.
We had open bar so only 4 wine choices. Sauvignon Blanc, Moscato, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot noir. We kinda went with what our bartender suggested as most popular but added Moscato for our friends that we know prefer it.
We had sparkling brut, sparkling rosé, pinot, chardonnay, and a red blend. For beer we had stella, racer 5 ipa, 805, and amstel light. This is what our venue offered we didn’t have to purchase the alcohol on our own.
We are doing a Rose, a Pinot Noir, a local micro-brew and then a hard cider. We figure most white wine drinkers will drink rose and then the cider for those who are gluten-free who may not like wine. What is nice about a Pinot is that it isn't overly robust and it covers a lot of palates if you aren't wanting too many options. By going with a Chardonnay you are nixing anyone who likes sweet or not oaky, and a Cabernet can be too dry for many. We picked wines/beers that would encompass the most number of people. I live in a wine rich area where there are tons of world renowned wineries and breweries. I decided to go local, local, local which saves on cost too.
We're having beer and wine only at our wedding. However, we can't think of anyone off-hand of our family and friends that drink red wine. We had planned on having 3 white and 3 red but I'm really nervous we're going to be left with buttloads of red wine.
Any advice on if we should have equal amounts of red/white or if I could get away with just 1 red? Also, if so.... what's a good type of red wine?