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Wedding Bells are in the air?

Getting married? Planning your wedding breakfast? Well, here are a few tips to help you start. 

For the toast, most people imagine Champagne is the thing to serve but restaurants and hotels insist on buying the cheapest thing going which will have your mouth puckering before you get to the second sip! One of the best buys these days is Cremant, a wine made in the Champagne method from various parts of France which is far more approachable in general and gives greater value for money two. We have two in the portfolio, one from Burgundy and one from Alsace. Both are great wines and the only way you’ll tell the difference between these two and genuine Champagne is that these are normally far better!!

Cava is another good alternative to Champagne and again, made by the same method. We again have two and both made by Pares Balta in the heart of the Penedes. The one under the Pares Balta label tends to be a little richer than the Paco Molina which is light and crisp so it’s your choice of style. If you will be serving it with wedding cake then perhaps the Pares Balta would be the best choice.

Prosecco is today’s go-to fizz and again it comes in all shapes and qualities.  The range from Astoria is consummate and always delights people. It comes in three levels of sweetness, Extra Brut, Brut and Extra dry, the latter having around 12 grams of sugar per litre. Again, this will work really well with wedding cake or simply drinking by itself, to suit all palates. 

But what about wines for the food? It all depends on what you’ve chosen to eat but if we take the most popular main courses of either salmon or chicken a decent white wine such as a Chardonnay would be good or in the case of chicken, a light red wine such as a quaffable Rioja. For the Chardonnay we would suggest the Bourgogne Chardonnay Buissonier from the cave de Buxy in Burgundy’s Cote Chalonnaise. It’s a wonderful wine that will delight any palate and pair with a wide variety of foods. The reds would lead us to a simple Rioja which can be either oaked or unoaked depending on your taste. For the unoaked, try the Rioja Tinto from Vina del Oja and for the oaked, the Rioja Seleccion from Sierra Cantabria is a brilliant choice.
  • Astoria Corderie Prosecco Di Valdobbiadene Extra Dry
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    Astoria Corderie Prosecco Di Valdobbiadene Extra Dry

    Astoria Vini

    Astoria Corderie Prosecco Di Valdobbiadene Extra Dry is quite simply a stunning Prosecco and not surprisingly it's our top selling wine on this web...

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  • Astoria Galie Prosecco Di Treviso Extra Dry
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    Astoria Galie Prosecco Di Treviso Extra Dry

    Astoria Vini

    Astoria Galie Prosecco Di Treviso Extra Dry is delightfully aromatic, with fine floral notes on the bouquet. The clean, crisp palate has just a fai...

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  • Astoria Fano Prosecco Di Asolo Extra Brut
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    Astoria Fano Prosecco di Asolo Extra Brut

    Astoria Vini

    An amazing low sugar, low calorie Prosecco. All the fun without the sin!Astoria Fano Prosecco is one of the finest sparkling wines the Prosecco reg...

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  • Parés Baltà Cava Brut
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    Original price £15.40
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    Parés Baltà Cava Brut

    Parés Baltà

    Pares Balta Cava Brut is a deliciously dry, sparkling wine made in the Champagne method yet with plenty of bright, soft fruit flavours. It has a me...

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  • Paco Molina Cava Brut
    £12.95

    Paco Molina Cava Brut

    Bodegas Cusiné

    Paco Molina Cava Brut is pale yellow in colour, it has medium intensity nose of white fruits - pear and apple - together with floral notes and a sl...

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  • Domaine du Bicheron Cremant de Bourgogne Blanc de Blancs
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    Domaine du Bicheron Cremant de Bourgogne Blanc de Blancs

    Domaine Du Bicheron

    This delicious non vintage Cremant de Bougogne is 100% from the Chardonnay grape grown in the chalky soils of the vineyards close to Peronne in the...

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  • Sierra Cantabria Rioja Selección
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    Sierra Cantabria Rioja Selección

    Sierra Cantabria

    Sierra Cantabria Rioja Seleccion is ruby red with lighter violet shades at the edge of the glass. Raspberry and blackberry fruit on the nose, with ...

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  • Bourgogne Blanc Cotes Chalonnaise Buissonier - Cave des Vignerons de Buxy 2019
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    Bourgogne Blanc Cotes Chalonnaise Buissonier - Cave des Vignerons de Buxy 2019

    Cave des Vignerons de Buxy

    This excellent Burgundian Chardonnay is born in the vineyards between Buxy and Saint Gengoux le National where the soil is ideally suited to the Ch...

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  • Rioja Tinto - Bodegas Senorio de Arana, Vina Del Oja
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    Rioja Tinto - Bodegas Senorio de Arana, Vina Del Oja

    Vina del Oja

    A super little Rioja. In the glass it has a beautiful cherry red colour with some purple highlights at the rim. The bouquet is packed with red berr...

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  • Sipp Mack Cremant d'Alsace N/V
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    Sipp Mack Cremant d'Alsace N/V

    Sipp Mack

    What a wonderful way to start a party! This Cremant d'Alsace is made from Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes that have undergone traditi...

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