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Get the Best Wine for a Wedding without Popping the Budget

Updated: Apr 29


Get ready to pop the corks without busting the budget on your big day!
Crafting an unforgettable wedding or event is about little touches, including the wines you pour for your guests. But fear not, fellow budget-conscious celebrators! With a bit of savvy planning and the help of a wine whiz, you can sip on top-notch vino without breaking the bank. Michael Perman offers the best wine for a wedding. You can work directly with or find a wedding planner on a site such as The Knot https://www.theknot.com

Sure, the typical catering company might offer some standard sips, but why settle for their ho-hum options when you can work directly with a pro Sommelier to score exceptional wines at wallet-friendly prices? From the rehearsal dinner to the post-wedding brunch, streamline your planning process by opting for versatile wines that pair effortlessly with any dish, leaving you free to soak in every moment of your celebration stress-free! Michael Perman Wine and Sensory can help you select the best wines for a wedding on a budget.
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Five wines for Wedding on a Budget
Michael Perman offers Best Wines for a Wedding on a Budget

Domaine de Trottieres La Pierre Couverte. Let's kick off the party with a sparkling sensation: Crafted with care using the same methods as Champagne, this bubbly gem is a symphony of bubbles, boasting notes of toasted nuts and an irresistible finish. La Pierre Couverte cuvée is like a hidden treasure, offering top-tier quality without breaking the bank. Picture a pale lemon hue with a cascade of delicate bubbles. This Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay blend is a steal at around $25 a bottle with its crisp, lemony freshness and hints of toasted nuts. Clean, precise, and well-focused on entry, the mouthfeel is refreshing at the core but pleasantly softened at the edges. A lemony freshness, notes of minerality, and a hint of biscuit goodness complement tree-fruit flavors. https://www.domainedestrottieres.com
Viognier: 2019 M. Chapoutier Marius Viognier Pey ‘doc. For those who fancy a floral, fruity kick, look no further than Viognier! Skip the splurge on top-tier bottles (such as the $400 Chateau Grille Viognier) and opt for Michel Chapoutier’s Viognier masterpiece, priced at less than $25 a pop. Bursting with orchard fruit flavors and a hint of spice, it's the perfect pairing for a wide array of dishes. Viognier is a lovely grape best known in the Northern Rhone. It’s floral, fruity, and delightful for celebrations. Marius perfectly captures Viognier’s bountiful orchard fruit—headlined by apricots, peaches, and lilting chamomile and geranium floral tones with saffron and ginger spice notes. That makes it a fantastic pairing with a wide array of dishes. Vibrant, aromatic, and refreshing in every sip. A golden-tinged core in the glass. The mouthfeel is energetic with a juicy mid-palate and fruity complexity, excellent acidity, and a lovely long finish. https://www.chapoutier.com/en/shop/marius-viognier/2023/155

Red Bordeaux: 2019 Chateau Paloumey Les Ailes de Paloumey Haut-MedocWhen it's time to bring out the reds, Bordeaux comes to the rescue with Chateau Paloumey's Les Ailes de Paloumey. With its dark-fruited power and vibrant elegance, this Bordeaux beauty is worth under $30 a bottle.Château Paloumey enjoys a privileged location in the Haut-Médoc, and its 2019 Les Ailes de Paloumey offers exceptional complexity for the price. Farmed organically and crafted by a veteran of Grand Cru, this 91-point Bordeaux has dark-fruited power and vibrant elegance working in beautiful harmony. 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc. On the palate, this wine expresses notes of pulpy/juicy blackcurrant, blackberry, and cherry, to a lesser extent, combined with hints of pulpy/fresh blueberry and nuanced hints of licorice, cocoa, and coffee. Fantastic for less than $30 per bottle. https://www.chateaupaloumey.com/en/


Rose’: let's not forget about the rosé! AixQuise Coteaux d'Aix en Provence offers a lively bouquet of honeydew melon and grapefruit, perfect for toasting to love and laughter. Crafted by a 100-year-old winery from breeze-cooled vineyards at the foot of Mont Sainte Victoire, founded in the 1920s, its wines are informed by a wealth of generational knowledge, unforgiving mistral winds, and the hot Mediterranean sun. This rose Features an explosive nose of honeydew melon, grapefruit, yuzu, and a subtle touch of herbs; this wine is lush, lively, and juicy, capped by an electrifying finish, and made with Grenache and Syrah.

Dessert Wine: Finally, when dessert rolls around, elevate your cake-cutting moment with Chateau Laville’s Sauternes, a sweet sipper bursting with baked apple and white peach flavors. The Laville 2019 Sauternes won the FIRST Best-in-Show trophy for Sauternes in the 18-year history of Decanter’s World Wine Awards. Made up of 85% Sémillon, 13% Sauvignon Blanc, and 2% Muscadelle, this wine is a parade of enticing flavors, beginning with aromas of baked apple, then white peach, chamomile, and geranium with notes of saffron and ginger spice, cinnamon, caramel, cooked pear, marmalade, butterscotch, and vanilla ice cream. Vibrant, aromatic, and refreshing in every sip, it has a golden-tinged core in the glass. Aromas are led by the mouthfeel, full of energy, with a juicy mid-palate, fruity complexity, excellent acidity, and a lovely long finish. https://www.wineaccess.com


But the fun doesn't stop there! Partner with a professional Sommelier who can help you choose the perfect wines and arrange free shipping directly to your unique venue. For more information, visit www.michaelperman.org or contact wine-tasting-sommelier Michael Perman directly at permando@icloud.com
Here's to a celebration that's as unforgettable as it is affordable! Cheers! 🥂✨
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