Wine Ideas

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Weddings

So you’re getting married?!  Congratulations!  We know you want to make your wedding as special as possible and you would probably like to keep the festivities affordable as well!  One way to add that extra special touch, without breaking the budget (yes we’re serious!), is to craft your very own wine.  Add your own personal touch with a custom label on every bottle!  Your custom wine is great to serve at your reception or as a gift for your guests to take-home.

The question is, where do we start?!  With so many wines to choose from, selecting a wine or wines that will compliment your meal and that your guests will love can be a bit daunting.  Don’t worry though!  We’re here to help!  We’re wine lovers and we have been in business for over 20 years!

Your next question might be, when should we make our wine?  You will most likely find your wine quite enjoyable on the day it’s bottled.  We recommend, however, that you leave whites about two to three months and reds at least four months before serving them at your wedding.  Just like commercial wine, your crafted wine will get better with age!  On top of the aging time, it can take four to eight weeks to make your wine; our most popular wedding wines take six weeks.  With that in mind, you will want to give yourself five to six months (ideally) to prepare your wedding wine.

Your last question is probably, “how much wine do we need?”  These amounts can vary, but the guidelines below provide a good estimate.

  1. Calculate how many people will be drinking at the event.
  2. Multiply this number by four (this is the maximum number of standard drinks per person you will need).
  3. Divide number of standard drinks by five per bottle
  4. Divide number of bottles by 29 to determine the number of batches and then round up

For example:

  1. 100 wine drinking guests
  2. 100 x 4 standard drinks = 400 standard drinks
  3. 400 / 5 (5 glasses per 750ml bottle) = 80 bottles of wine
  4. 80/29 750ml bottles per batch = 2.75 or 3 batches of wine will be needed

Therefore, you could make one batch of red wine, one batch of white wine, and one batch of rosé wine!

Food & Wine Pairing

What you are looking for is harmony and balance in your pairing. Wine on its own tastes different than when it is paired with food. If it is complementary, wine can impart its flavours to a dish, thereby giving the food an added layer, or food can lend its flavours to the wine. If they clash, or if one overpowers the other, the experience will under whelm and disappoint and can sometimes lead to flavours that are not present in either, like an unpleasant metallic taste which can result from high tannin content and oily fish. With the right pairing, wine and food can combine to give your palate great pleasure!

Corporate

Many people find ways to use wine in their professional life by putting it in gift baskets for clients, using it as a thank you, giving it to co-workers at a holiday event, a reward for a job well done as well as many other ways.

Events

There are many events wine is good for. Any event you are personally hosting like, Housewarmings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Christmas Parties, BBQs, Thanksgiving and many various religious celebrations to name a few.

Gifts

Wine is a great idea for many types of gifts. Some people give a batch or a gift certificate for things like birthdays, anniversaries, weddings of close friends and family. Others use bottles from their batch to put in gift baskets, take to parties as a host gift, use as Christmas gifts or thank you gifts. Some also like to use bottles of wine as a gift for retirements, birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, post secondary graduations and many other celebrations.