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Wedding Couple

First of All: Congratulations!

FromVineyardsDirect aims to offer you a highly tailored service, designed to completely remove the hassle of organising wine for your wedding. Giving you one less thing to worry about.

We offer a selection of delicious drinking wines at outstanding prices. Specialising in affordable wines from high quality artisanal producers and unique parcels from some of Europe’s best vineyards. By sourcing our wines directly from the vineyards and selling them exclusively online, we aim to be at least 20% cheaper than traditional merchants.

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Example for 120 guests

Reception:
66 bottles Sparkling (allowing 3 glasses per person and 10% margin).

Dinner:
33 bottles of red/33 bottles of white (allowing 3 glasses per person and 10% margin)

Toast:
20 bottles Sparkling (allowing 1 glass per person)

Total:
86 bottles Sparkling/66 bottles of wine

Remember, we offer a Sale or Return service, so any unopened bottles can be collected or refunded. Or why not keep them yourself!

Getting the Best Value

Corkage
A sad fact of life at many venues and it may often seem easier to simply settle for their wines. You should however consider that even with corkage, you can purchase far better wines than on offer at the venue, at the same price or often a lot less. Many venues are willing to negotiate on Corkage in these straitened times, giving you an even better deal, so get haggling!

How much to buy
Allow half a bottle of wine per person, giving each guest 3 glasses of wine over dinner. As some of your guests may drink less, and some more (it is a celebration after all), it is wise to add a margin of between 10-20%.

Bubbles
As a general rule, you’ll get 6 glasses per bottle of bubbly. Allowing 2 or 3 glasses for guests on arrival at the reception, with 1 additional glass for each toast, should be plenty.

Style
It’s best to play it safe and serve wines that will suit a variety of tastes. Avoid extreme wine styles, not everyone appreciates the aromatic lychee flavours of an Alsatian Gewurztraminer.

Red or White? Our advice is to simply go for a 50/50 split. Your 10-20% margin should cover any guests who only drink one or the other.

First Class Service

We want to make choosing your wines as easy as possible. Each wine on our website carries a comprehensive description, tasting note, information about the region and of course pricing, allowing you to choose your wines in the comfort of your own home.

Alternatively, if you’d like some guidance, contact us and we’ll happily discuss your requirements, budget, style, quantities etc. We can even arrange a private tasting at our place or yours. You then just choose the wines and we’ll take care of everything else. Liaise with venues, arrange delivery and even brief the caterers on the wines being presented. A really first class service.

What We offer

  • A selection of exceptional wines at outstanding prices
  • Experienced staff to hand hold you all of the way (apart from the aisle)
  • FREE nationwide delivery
  • A selection of exceptional wines at outstanding prices
  • Liaison with the Banqueting Manager at your chosen venue
  • Menu Matching
  • Sale or Return
  • Private tastings
  • Discounts
  • Wedding gifts—We can add an extra dimension to your wedding list by offering fine wines for your guests to buy for you to start a collection of wines for your life together.

Wedding Wine Checklist

How many guests? ___ Total:
What’s your budget? ___ Total: £
Are you having champagne / sparkling wine on arrival? Yes No
Are you having champagne / sparkling wine to toast? Yes No
Have you decided on your menu? Yes No
Have you any wine styles in mind? Yes No
Do you want to give any wines as gifts? Yes No
Do you want to receive any wines as gifts? Yes No
Would you like the wines on a Sale or Return basis ? Yes No

Why not get your guests to pay for your wine?

Have enough towels and crockery? Toaster working perfectly and you don’t need a new one? FromVineyardsDirect are unique in offering you the chance to get the guests to pay for your wine.

How does it work?
When sending out your invites, let your guests know that rather than gifts, if they’d like to make a contribution to help with the cost of the wine to celebrate your big day, that’s gift enough.

Direct them to our site and they can make an online contribution using your unique wedding wine code.

What to do now?

Sit back and relax with a nice glass of wine, familiarise yourself with our wine selection, at www.fromvineyardsdirect.com.

Then, why not order a tasting case of 3 reds and 3 whites, delivered FREE of charge straight to your door. Or, just give us a call, as we’d love to speak to you.

You are of course cordially invited to any of our regular tastings we host across the country. Visit our Events page for dates and places.

Contact us

Thomas—0207 549 7900 / thomas@fromvineyardsdirect.com




Wedding Toast

A Selection of Our Bestsellers

Sparkling Wines
Brut 1415 Moingeon, Methode Traditionelle Blanc de Blanc £9.95–With Special Discounts
A really good value Cremant from Burgundy—fooled us into thinking it was Champagne, it will go down wonderfully with thirsty guests after the ceremony.

Ruffin et Fils Cuvée de Reserve Champagne £19.95
A delicious and affordable Champagne from the family run house of Ruffin. Pale in colour with a full and expressive bouquet.

White Wines
La Chapelle White, Côtes de Gascogne 2012 £7.65
A wonderfully flavoursome wine from Gascony, specially blended for us. Fresh, lemon green colour with a fruit driven, complex nose.

Domaine Octavie, Sauvignon Touraine 2012 £9.35
A wonderful, fresh, aromatic Sauvignon. A very acceptable alternative to Sancerre at a much lower price—great value.

Château Bauduc, Sauvignon/Semillon 2011 £9.45
The House wine at Gordon Ramsay & Rick Stein’s restaurants, perfect for the whole way through the meal—truly delicious, and real treat, seeing as it is sold in the restaurants for £50!!

Saint-Véran “Merloix” 2010 £11.95
A wonderful creamy rich White Burgundy from the house of Pierre Janny.

Red Wines
Reserve de l’Aube: Père Anselme Vin de Pays d’Oc Syrah-Merlot 2012 £6.95
Excellent value, easy drinking Syrah-Merlot based red from the Languedoc with a great bouquet that can be matched with any meal.

La Chapelle Red, 2012 £7.65
An excellent easy drinking Cabernet-Merlot blend from one of Gascony’s best vineyards. A good everyday red with a convenient screwcap closure—terrific value.

La Reserve Claret, Bordeaux 2010
75cl Bottle: £9.95
Our house Claret selected from Saint-Emilion vineyards and blended exclusively for us by Jonathan Maltus, producer of Château Teyssier and Le Dôme. This is superb Claret for the price and we consider it a step up from the 2006 vintage.

150cl Magnum Bottle: £19.95
Magnums are seriously impressive on a table, and who knows, you may even save on the Corkage!!




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