How much wine to buy for a wedding? What type of wine is sutable for wedding banquet? Is there any particular type of wine to serve for certain dishes? Any special type of wine to catered for indoor or outdoor wedding? Any wine suggestion based on different budget? Do i have to pay for any extra charges if i bring my own wine to banquet?
Many of the couples usually faced with this sort of question when it come down to wedding wine selection. Today, we have with us Irene Tan of Barworks Wine & Spirits Pte Ltd to shared with us on 7 undisclosed tips to wedding wine selection.
How much wine to buy for a wedding?
If the venue is providing full bar service then the ratio of beverage consumption will be 65% wine, 20% spirits and 15% beer. In cases whereby only wine and beer are served, the ratio of wine is 80% and beer 20%.
A bottle of wine serves 4 to 6 glasses depending on the size of the wine glasses served at the banquet. An important factor to determine how much to buy is whether the wedding banquet falls on a weekday or weekend.
For weddings on Fridays/Saturdays, the wine consumption for a table of 10 guests is approximately 1.5 to 2 bottles and 1 to 1.5 bottles on weekdays/Sundays.
Keep in mind to have sufficient but not too much of excess wines for your wedding banquet. Of course, if you know your side of the family/friends are excellent wine-drinkers, then you should tailor your alcohol menu to have more wines!
Also, you should always try to look for wine suppliers who provide consignment services to avoid the issue of over-ordering or insufficient wines.
What type of wine is suitable for wedding banquet? Red Wine or White Wine?
It is always a good idea to have both red and white wine available at your celebration.
Red wine is always a classic crowd favourite and more notably in demand.
However the venue of where the wedding banquet also plays a part in deciding red or white wine is more suitable.
If you are hosting an outdoor reception and the weather is expected to be warm, it is recommended to have more white than red as guests will prefer a chilled drink for an outdoor wedding. For indoor weddings, red wine is usually the more popular choice.
Is there any particular type of wine to serve for certain dishes?
For western banquet, a Malbec or Shiraz, which is heavier in character, will pair well with the meat dishes like beef and lamb. A Chardonnay will be suitable for the white meats, including chicken, pork, turkey and seafood like fish, mussels, crabs and lobster.
For Chinese banquet, cabernet sauvignon or merlot should go well with fish and chicken. Likewise as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with the chicken, seafood and vegetables dishes served in Chinese banquet.
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Any special type of wine to catered for indoor or outdoor wedding?
There are no restrictions on what types of wine to serve for indoor and outdoor wedding.
However, offering a good drink will definitely make it more memorable moment whereby guests’ cheers and drink to their well wishes for the wedding couple.
In recent years, more and more couples have been serving champagne, and sparkling wines like moscato and prosecco at wedding banquets. You can go for the classic champagne like Moet & Chandon or Piper Heidsieck otherwise you may opt for a more pocket friendly option of sparkling Prosecco and Italian moscato. Prosecco is a light, crisper alternative to Champagne, and at a fraction of the price. It is now a popular choice for wedding couples to serve it during at wedding banquet due to its light & refreshing taste.
Any wine suggestion based on different budget?
Our wedding wine ranges from $21.80 to $26.80.
The Yaldara (Australia) cabernet sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc are priced at $21.80 Nett.
Our award winning wine Jean Bousquet Malbec & Chardonnay from Argentina are priced at $26.80 Nett. The latter is made from organic grown grapes.
For sparkling wine, the Scavi & Ray Prosecco from Italy ,Veneto is $26.80 Nett. Wedding couples who are looking for a sweeter alternative can go for the Santero Sparkling Moscato priced at $22.80Nett.
Apart from wines , we also supply beer, assorted spirits , Japanese whiskies and champagnes for weddings. Please email email@example.com for the pricelist or fill up the form below and indicate pricelist.
Do I have to pay for any extra charges if I bring in my own wine especially when hotels do provides them at additional charges?
We strongly encourage wedding couples to check if the venue in which the banquet is held allows bringing in your own wine. Some venues require that you select wines off their pre-existing list while other venues will allow you to bring in your own wine/hard liquor but will most likely charge a corkage fee.
Wedding couples must be reminded that hotels or restaurants wine list may face markups that can double the cost of wines. Also, most hotels and restaurants charge a corkage fee to cover the staff service to open and pour the wines. Always be reminded that there are room for negotiation with your wedding coordinator for the waiver of corkage fee
At Barworks, you can rest assured that there are no hidden costs. Prices quoted on are NETT and 7% GST is absorbed by us. Delivery and collection of wines are also inclusive when you purchase a minimum of 12 bottles.
By any chances you offer consignment wine?
Yes we do. We offer 50% consignment wines for wedding couples.
If a total of 24 bottles of wines is needed, you will have to pay 12 bottles (50%) upfront and another 12 bottles will be delivered together with your order under consignment. Unconsumed consignment wines can be returned, however do take note that we will not take back opened or wines with damaged labels. Payment can be done by internet banking/cash or cheque. We provide delivery to your venue as well as collection of balance consignment wines should there be any.
Please note that our minimum order is 12 bottles.
Apart from wine consignment, Barworks organises free wine tasting once a month (on Saturdays) for wedding couples. Get to taste wines for 3 labels as well as moscato & prosecco! To find out more on our consignment and wine tasting session, kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org or simply fill up the form below and indicate “Wine Tasting Session” or “wine consignment”