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The Right Way to do Wine

By Christopher Adamson Published: January 21, 2010

“Portuguese wines are without question the single best value in the marketplace right now, making them great for weddings where a lot of wine gets wasted,” says Vaynerchuk. “You will find many $6 to $10 wines that knock your socks off, both red and white!” He adds that wines from Argentina and Southwest France also are deliciously affordable right now.

Toast Faux-Pas
We know it can be tempting to splurge for this important moment, but Vaynerchuk advises to keep it cheaper. “People buy the $40 house brand Champagne [for the toast] when they can just as easily spend $10 to $12 on a prosecco or Spanish Cava,” he says.

Let Them Drink Syrah
It’s one thing many couples forget – you don’t have to serve Cabernet or Chardonnay just to please guests, especially if you don’t want to. Vaynerchuk says to taste and explore many options. He adds, “It’s your day, drink wine you like!”