Hello! I'm crossposting this from another wine forum...

I was wondering if you fine folks can help me select a white and red wine for my wedding reception. Ideally, they should be good on their own and pair well with our dinner menu, which includes braised short ribs, duck confit, and miso black cod.

Red Options
Famille Perrin Réserve Côtes du Rhône
Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico
Louis Latour Pinot Noir

Of the red options, I've tried the Peppoli and the Latour. I much prefer the Latour on its own but I really don't think it can stand up to the braised short ribs. It would be fantastic with the duck confit though. Any thoughts on the Peppoli versus the Perrin?

White Options
San Vincenzo Anselmi
Willm Reserve Riesling
Silverpoint Sauvignon Blanc

Of the white options, I haven't tried any of them. Any thoughts at all would be appreciated!

I'm open to other suggestions in a similar price range, but I should mention that I'm in Ontario, Canada so my options are limited to what's available at the LCBO (our government owned liquor retailer). Thanks!

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I wouldn't necessarily worry about the pairing unless you think most people will choose a particular dish over the others.   As for what to choose, it'll be a personal taste.  I happen to be on a Rhone kick lately and choose the Perrin.    I also like the producer and make some really terrific wines across their lineup.  Congrats on your upcoming nuptials!

I think Rhônes are nice all around wedding / event wines. The Perrin is a solid offering and I’d go in that direction.  I’d take the Riesling as well. 

 

Perusing through similarly priced LCBO wines... I might consider a Dr. L Riesling and a Borsao Tres Picos for your wedding as well. 

The Perrin Cotes du Rhône for the red.

I’m not familiar with the whites so I’d taste before choosing, with a goal of picking the one most likely to appeal to a broad swath of non wine geeks. I'd watch out for excess sweetness in a Riesling or too much grassiness or cat pee in a Sauvignon Blanc.

For a large group, sometimes distinctive is a liability. Plenty of up front fruit and a hint of residual sugar usually plays well to the casual drinking crowd. KJ Vintners Reserve Chard was a huge hit at our wedding reception even though it’s not something I would buy for just the two of us.

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Hello! I'm crossposting this from another wine forum...

I was wondering if you fine folks can help me select a white and red wine for my wedding reception. Ideally, they should be good on their own and pair well with our dinner menu, which includes braised short ribs, duck confit, and miso black cod.

Red Options
Famille Perrin Réserve Côtes du Rhône
Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico
Louis Latour Pinot Noir

Of the red options, I've tried the Peppoli and the Latour. I much prefer the Latour on its own but I really don't think it can stand up to the braised short ribs. It would be fantastic with the duck confit though. Any thoughts on the Peppoli versus the Perrin?

White Options
San Vincenzo Anselmi
Willm Reserve Riesling
Silverpoint Sauvignon Blanc

Of the white options, I haven't tried any of them. Any thoughts at all would be appreciated!

I'm open to other suggestions in a similar price range, but I should mention that I'm in Ontario, Canada so my options are limited to what's available at the LCBO (our government owned liquor retailer). Thanks!

Speaking from personal experience, at my wedding (~5 years ago to the date), I served the 2010 Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone - we served rack of lamb. I thought it was a great match and certainly for a 225 person event the price was right. We then served a declassified Chardonnay from the Loire as the white. 

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