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  1. What time of year is the wedding? What will you be serving for food? Do you want to try to keep it local, and/or have wines from a specific location? Does the venue charge a percentage based mark-up or a flat rate corkage?

    If you have lots of time before the wedding (4ish months or more), I’d suggest first thinking of all of the above and then buying a couple of bottles and doing a home taste-test to see what you like. Invite some friends if you want a second opinion.

    If you want a place to start; Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc are pretty well received as a white, especially in warm months, and Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec or Shiraz are popular reds. For sparkling, just don’t get anything too sweet – Cave and Prosecco will have a range of options if you don’t want to splash out on genuine Champagne.

    Also if you are going to be getting an SOP (Special Occassions Permit) don’t start buying until closer to the wedding date, as there is a time limit on returns of unused product.

    Hope that helps and good luck!

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