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Majestic Guides: The Perfect Wines for your Wedding

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A Majestic Guide to the Perfect Wines for your Wedding


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Relax and enjoy your special day with our guide to an idyllic wedding wine selection. Discover a wonderful range of elegant wines tailored especially to suit your most important occasion.

When it comes to deciding on wines for your wedding, it's key to find a balance between your favourites, the crowd pleasers, and the best possible pairings for your menu. Our suggestions are specifically chosen to cover all bases, from sparkling welcome drinks to sophisticated reds, there is something to accommodate every palate and price point. You can view our full wedding brochure here.

Although budget is, of course, a key component when selecting your wines, also consider what you really want to include and what you know you don’t like. Choose wines that will win over your guests but that also reflect the type of gathering you’re hosting, whether an extravagant affair or an intimate one.

Weather can also affect your decisions and with summer coming up we've made sure to bear the sunny days in mind. When organising a summer wedding, you may want to focus on lighter wine pairings such as rosé and be looking to provide plenty of sparkling wines for appetisers and cocktail options. A summer menu will also require plenty of pairing choices for delicate, fresh dishes. Our picks are chosen with this concept at the forefront and our carefully crafted selection includes plenty of warm weather favourites. 

Sparkling Wine

Your choice for a sparkling welcome drink can set the tone for your whole celebration, so it can be helpful to think about which flavours best reflect your day. For welcome drinks or ‘cocktail hour’ a lighter sparkling such as prosecco is a great choice for pouring more freely – as well as having wide appeal for your guests.

To signal a toast you may want to pick something attention grabbing and celebratory, this is the ideal moment to consider our top picks for champagnes. If you’re looking for something certain to make an impression, why not try the Bollinger Brut Champagne which is aged for double the legally required time, resulting in rich flavours. Alternatively for a guaranteed guest favourite we suggest the Devaux Brut 'Special Cuvée', one of our most popular rosé Champagnes.

Pasqua 'Romeo & Juliet' Brut Prosecco DOC, Treviso
Light, aromatic, fruity fizz. A tribute to the lovers who flock to ‘Juliet’s house’ – Verona's popular tourist attraction. The label shows the messages they write on her walls.

Devaux 'Oeil de Perdrix' Brut Rosé Champagne
This is one of our most popular rosé Champagnes, making it the perfect choice to share with someone special. It is irresistibly creamy with raspberry flavours.

Bollinger 'Special Cuvée' Brut Champagne
Bollinger is synonymous with quality. So when it comes to marking life's special moments, you can't go wrong with their signature cuvée. Guaranteed to impress.

White Wine

When picking the whites and reds for your celebrations, food pairings are of course integral. We've included options that will satisfy a broad selection of tastes, as well as a variety of dishes.For fans of zesty whites, the popular Villemarin Picpoul is a refreshing partner for oysters. If shellfish isn’t on your menu, it is equally compatible with more traditional choices like fish, squid, or a Greek salad.

If you’re looking for fine wine options at great value look no further than the Moillard-Thomas Chablis, which would pair wonderfully with a fish-oriented menu, especially rich fish like salmon, or shellfish starters. This wine is also a great pairing for meat dishes like pork, making it an option for those guests who prefer to stick with white over red.

For a guaranteed hit with the crowd, you can’t go wrong with the Devil’s Creek Sauvignon, its bold flavours would perfectly suit a rich cheese platter or a goat’s cheese salad.

Devil's Creek Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough
Marlborough Sauvignon is sure to be a hit at any gathering. And this one brings you great flavour at incredible value. It’s classic – bold, tropical and intensely refreshing.

Moillard-Thomas Chablis Premier Cru
Moillard-Thomas is one of the oldest wine merchants in Nuits-Saint-George, Burgundy. This Premier Cru Chablis is guaranteed to impress at any occasion.

Red Wine

When it comes to choosing your reds it’s a good rule of thumb to go with the crowd and pick something that will be suitable for a wider range of palates. With this in mind our top pick for an accessible guest favourite is our bestselling red, the Guv’nor. A great choice for a wine that goes with everything especially hearty dishes and chargrilled meats.

If you really want to elevate your wine offering and go with something strong and elegant, the Aime Arnoux Chateauneuf-du-Pape is sure to impress. Its flavours would be a perfect match for the vegetarians in the group, pairing wonderfully with Portobello mushrooms but is equally adept as a partner for heavier meat dishes such as roast lamb. Alternatively if you’re looking for a vegan option to suit all dietary requirements, the Toast and Honey Pinot Noir is the ideal sustainable addition. Its juicy flavours also go well with both meat or vegetarian dishes such as a truffle risotto, making it a great all-rounder.

The Guv'nor Red, Spain
Made from Tempranillo grapes, this is a real crowd-pleaser that's designed to be shared with good food – and even better company. It’s bold. It’s fruity. It’s a modern Spanish red that goes with everything.

Aimé Arnoux Châteauneuf-du-Pape
This is a supremely sophisticated Châteauneuf-du-Pape from one of the region’s most historical and highly regarded winemaking families. Discover elegant notes of red fruit and black pepper.

Rosé Wine

Nothing says summer wedding like a perfect rosé to add to your celebratory repertoire. If you’re looking to move on from sparkling wines for your canapés or starters, rosé can be a great alternative whilst remaining light and refreshing. A Côtes de Provence is always a trusted option, such as the aromatic Peyrassol rosé, pairing especially well with seafood appetisers or salads.

If you’re looking for a great match for lighter dishes and you want something that’s sure to stand out, the Caves d'Esclans 'Whispering Angel' Rosé does the trick. For a menu that includes fish dishes or smoked salmon hors devours this is an especially delicious option for a summery food pairing.

Peyrassol 'Réserve des Templiers' Organic Rosé, Côtes de Provence
When it comes to exceptional Provence rosé, Peyrassol is certainly a name you can trust. With crisp notes of peach, raspberry and citrus.

Caves d'Esclans 'Whispering Angel' Rosé, Côtes de Provence
This iconic Provence has a wealth of awards behind it, making it a smart choice for any occasion. It has notes of apple, pink grapefruit and cream, and a long, smooth finish.

Still not sure where to start? We can help. Find your nearest Majestic store and come in to talk to our friendly, qualified expert store colleagues. They can offer a tasting so you can discover the perfect bottles for your wedding, plus provide glass hire, ice bucket and chiller bin hire, and even add ice to your order so you don’t have to worry about a thing.