Gone were the days of banquets during the good bygone days of our elders; beer and wines today in any Singaporean wedding festivity become the trend.
The usual 10-courser banquet food at the reception may cause some of the more sophisticated guests request another wine for each different dish. As a rule, white wine is for seafood, vegetables or chicken, while red drinks are for beef or pork.
How much Wine Should Be Served?
Based from experiences and comments of the guests, red drinks are notably more in demand than the white in most Singaporean wedding dinner. As starters, the average is two reds and one white.
It is not surprising to note an increase in the volume of wine consumption in a Singapore Wedding dinner because the Singaporeans have picked up the refined art of sampling wines. At a wedding reception, never let your wine run out before the festivities has ended. This may cause the unpleasant consequence of having wines purchased from a hotel or restaurant as it certainly costs higher, affecting your budget tremendously.
To play safe, always prepare at least 1.5 to 2 bottles of red for one table. If you are particular about leftovers, there are wine cellars that allow a return of unconsumed wines at a minimum of 2 consignments and above per purchase. This allows you the best alternative, so always see to it that you have a clear agreement with your wine cellar, as this also gives you alternative to cater for more bottles without worrying about the excess.
The Best Wines
For your wedding banquet, decent wines come at $15 to $25 for one bottle. Certainly, we cannot draw a safe conclusion on which is which when it comes to your choice of the wines to be served in your wedding dinner. Therefore, you should personally go down where the cellar is then sample for yourself before deciding which ones do you like most.
It would be difficult to provide one list for your wines that may suit to everyone’s enjoyment because not one has the same taste. But to help you to have a head start in deciding for the wine to be served, you are provided below of labeled wines that are within the $15 to $25 price limits. And if you want to see more labels, go to http://www.snooth.com.
• Montes Classic Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
• Carlo Rossi California Red
• Lindemans Cawarra Shiraz 2008
• Wolf Blass Eagle Hawk Shiraz 2006
• Bolla Sangiovese di Romagna 2007
• Jacob’s Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2003
• D’Arenberg Stump Jump Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre 2008
• La Minga Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
• Jacob’s Creek Chard 2005
• D’Arenberg Stump Jump White 2005
• Wolf Blass Chardonnay Presidents Selection 2006
• Penfolds Chardonnay South Australia Thomas Hyland 2004