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Affordable Wedding Wines + Tips for buying wine in bulk

With wedding season upon us, here's several quality yet value driven wines for couples who are considering buying wine in bulk.

Below are a few samples of quality economical wines, all for under $20.


Geyser Peak

2009 Sauvignon Blanc $13.00 a bottle

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon $18.00 a bottle




2005 Syrah, Core Series  $17.00 a bottle

(Awarded Double Gold Medal~ 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine)


Covey Run

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Quail Series $9.00 a bottle
                                                         (Awarded Best Value Award from Wine Spectator, 2010)


And here are a few tips for buying wine in bulk:

- Negotiate with your vendor on corkage. They should be willing to waive the corkage or offer a screaming deal.

- Be sure to confirm the time of delivery for the wine and make sure you have a plan in place if the storage facility is locked. You don’t want your wine sitting out in the hot sun!

- Figure that there are four glasses of wine per bottle. Consider that the average guest drinks 2-3 glasses of wine and you can do the math based on the number of guests.