Wedding Wine FAQ at WeddingWines.ie

Wedding Wine FAQ

How much will I need?

When providing wine throughout a meal, the general rule of thumb is around half a bottle per person. This may sound generous, but it does mean that you’re unlikely to run out. Expect to get 5 glasses out of each bottle (hence two and a half glasses for each person). You should get 8-9 glasses out of a bottle of bubbly.

What is corkage?

Most hotels charge corkage, which is a handling fee for each bottle opened. More often than not, there is room for negotiation, so bargain hard. The hotel that wants your business the most will not stick their arm in when it comes to corkage.

I don’t have a clue about food and wine matching! Can you help?

We are happy to guide you when matching your food with the right wine. It doesn’t need to be complicated. Most well-made wines are food friendly and we would not sell a wine to you if we didn’t think it was. If you are thinking of matching a red wine with meat dishes and a white wine with fish or chicken, you’re on the right track. Our selection of wedding wines featured on this site have been selected with versatility in mind.

How should I split red and white?

We would suggest half and half, although it may depend on how well you know your audience. Most people tend to buy in more white wine for a summer wedding.

How does delivery and returns work?

We offer free delivery nationwide and whatever you don’t use you can return to us for a full refund. For more information, see our delivery and returns page.

Can I try before I buy?

No doubt you’ll want to taste before placing an order. For potential bulk orders, we will deliver anything from two bottles and up free of charge (often within 24 hours) so you can taste the wine in the comfort of your own home. All that we ask is that you cover the retail price of the bottles.

Are the wines on weddingwines.ie the only wines you stock?

The wines included on this site are our most popular wedding wines. We have around 350 other wines to pick from on curiouswines.ie

Where do I start?

Feel free to make contact with us through our contact form. Alternatively, you can call us on 021-432-0233 (Mon-Sat 10.30am – 6pm) and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help.