Getting the Best Value
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%.
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.
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
- 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?
|What’s your budget?
|Are you having champagne / sparkling wine on arrival?
|Are you having champagne / sparkling wine to toast?
|Have you decided on your menu?
|Have you any wine styles in mind?
|Do you want to give any wines as gifts?
|Do you want to receive any wines as gifts?
|Would you like the wines on a Sale or Return basis ?
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.
Archie—0207 549 7900 / archie(at)fromvineyardsdirect.com
A Selection of Our Bestsellers
Brut 1415 Moingeon, Methode Traditionelle Blanc de Blanc £8.95–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.
La Chapelle White, Côtes de Gascogne 2011 £6.95
A wonderfully flavoursome wine from Gascony, specially blended for us. Fresh, lemon green colour with a fruit driven, complex nose.
Domaine Octavie, Sauvignon Touraine 2011 £8.95
A wonderful, fresh, aromatic Sauvignon. A very acceptable alternative to Sancerre at a much lower price—great value.
Château Bauduc, Sauvignon/Semillon 2010 £9.75
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” 2009 £11.75
A wonderful creamy rich White Burgundy from the house of Pierre Janny.
Reserve de l’Aube: Père Anselme Vin de Pays d’Oc Syrah-Merlot 2011 £6.95
Excellent value, easy drinking Syrah-Merlot based red from the Languedoc with a great bouquet that can be matched with any meal.
Altos de Oliva, Catalunya 2005 £7.95
Fully mature and delicious red wine from the relatively unknown Terra Alta of Catalonia. This Gran Reserva is made from very old vines (up to 100 years old), and has just been awarded a gold medal in Brussels.
La Reserve Claret, Bordeaux 2009
75cl Bottle: £9.45
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: £22.95
Magnums are seriously impressive on a table, and who knows, you may even save on the Corkage!!