Wines for Weddings & Functions

Welcome to our dedicated function and wedding wines page. From here, you can read up on our function/ wedding wine service.

We are here to help. Our friendly, dedicated and experienced staff can suggest wines to suit your menu (or even better, food to suit your favourite wines!), all geared to your own preferences and budget.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch, call us on 091-533706 or see our contact details.

Tips for Choosing Wines

How much will you need?

When planning wine for a meal, a general guideline is to estimate about half a bottle per person. While this may seem generous, it ensures you won’t run out during the festivities. With each bottle, you can typically pour around 5 glasses of wine. If you’re serving bubbly, expect to pour 7-8 glasses per bottle, depending on how generously you’re pouring. So, whether you’re hosting a dinner party or celebrating a special occasion, keep these handy serving tips in mind to ensure everyone’s glass stays full throughout the meal. Cheers to good times and great company!

The Split

We’d recommend a balanced approach, offering equal amounts of white and red wine, though it’s wise to consider your audience’s preferences. For events like weddings or functions where beer is also available, guests often lean towards white wine, so it’s common to have a larger quantity of white wine on hand. However, knowing your guests’ preferences can help tailor your wine selection to ensure everyone’s tastes are catered to. Ultimately, providing a variety ensures there’s something for everyone to enjoy, enhancing the overall experience.

Negotiation of Corkage

It’s common for hotels to charge corkage fees, which are handling fees for each bottle of wine opened. While these fees are standard practice, there’s often room for negotiation. Remember, the hotel values your business and wants to ensure your satisfaction. Don’t hesitate to negotiate the corkage fee, especially if you’re bringing multiple bottles or if it’s a special occasion. Be polite but firm, and don’t be afraid to ask if they can waive or reduce the corkage fee. With a bit of negotiation, you may find yourself enjoying your wine without breaking the bank.

Food Matching

We’re here to make pairing your food with the perfect wine a breeze. It doesn’t have to be complicated! If you’re considering pairing red wine with meat dishes or white wine with fish or chicken, you’re already on the right track. These classic pairings complement each other beautifully, enhancing the flavors of both the food and the wine. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, we’re happy to offer more unique pairing suggestions to suit your palate. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply enjoying a meal at home, let us help you elevate your dining experience with the perfect wine pairing.