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Samantha, on January 13, 2020 at 15:42 Posted in Wedding reception 0 20
For the brides that are providing your own alcohol, where did you buy your wine? How much did you get per guest? Did you provide other kinds of alcohol too ie beer, hard liquor etc?

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Latest activity by Kimberly, on March 18, 2020 at 20:01
  • Kimberly
    Frequent user July 2020 Ontario
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    We made our own wine much cheaper then buying we got 30 bottles of red and 30 of white. We will also be having 2 kinds of beer and whisky, vodka, and rum
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  • Karina
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    SO much cheaper! Plus this way we got to decide which red and which white we wanted!

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  • Samantha
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    Oh my grandparents used to go wine-making all the time with friends! I never even considered this as an option! Was it cheaper at all to do it this way?

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  • Karina
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    We made our own wine Smiley smile I thought this would be a nice touch and it was easy to do!

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  • Kelly
    Expert September 2019 Manitoba
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    I know every province is different with their liquor laws....We bought our wine from a wine vendor and our wine was around $10/bottle.

    We had 120 guests (16 tables) and we ordered 2 cases of red and 2 of white. Basically it was 1 bottle of each per table plus extras. We were able to return what we didn't open.

    I don't remember how much beer and hard alcohol we bought, but we got it all at the MLCC and they have an order guide that's based on guest count that we followed.

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  • Ashley
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    My cousins and i took a trip to quebec all the alcohol there is cheaper and we just got tons of wine and beer etc

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  • Kimberly
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    We are bottling our own wine not buying it come an LCBO. we are having beer and rum, rye, vodka and possibly gin.

    I think you also have to know your guest like if you have a lot of drinkers or not.

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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
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    For sure - best bet is to ask them what their favourite brands are though, would hate to buy them a wine that ends up tasting not that great if you only have a couple that drink it.

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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
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    Usually wine goes through a "fining" process that would use animal by-products Are wines vegan-friendly? Article


    Didn't know it wasn't always vegan until my Bridesmaid/Friend told me so! Had to find one that was vegan to "propose" to her with as well as have at the wedding.

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  • Amelia
    Master October 2020 New Brunswick
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    Cool! Thanks 馃
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  • Samantha
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    That's a great point about choosing some vegan options! I just recently went vegetarian, and know a few of my guests are too, so making sure the wine is vegan would be appreciated I'm sure.
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  • Samantha
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    What differentiates vegan from non vegan wine is how it's filtered, called fining. Typically the fining method is made from animal derived products that could come from marrow, fish oil, or gelatin, to name a couple. I know Yellowtail is vegan, but I think it's only the red wines and not the whites
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  • Amelia
    Master October 2020 New Brunswick
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    I've heard of organic wine but never vegan wine!


    Does it avoid honey? I'm trying to think of what other animal products could be in wine...
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  • Tori
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    Well over here in MB there is really only 2 places you can buy alcohol - either at a Liquor Mart, or at a vendor. Vendors don't have things like wine or many spirits, mostly mix drinks and beer.

    We know not many people drink wine at open bars so we only got enough red and white for the tables (for 210 people 30 bottles each).

    We had; Kokanee, Bud Light, Coors Banquet, Tequila, Gin, Vodka, Fireball, Spiced Rum, White Rum, Dark Rum, Whiskey, and then red wine and white wine. (One vegan red wine for one of our BM!) We had all the kinds! All the mix and whatnot was provided by our bartenders.

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  • Samantha
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    Oh yes, going straight to the source! I didn't even think about that lol which I really should have since one couple that are like family are in the know with certain wineries in Prince Edward County. Thanks for the tip!

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  • Samantha
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    This is super helpful, thank you! Our guest count as it stands right now is 60 so we're probably looking in the same ball park. I've been trying to gauge based on age groups what each will go for most, but it's not like it'll be disastrous to have leftovers Smiley xd I just didn't want to go too overboard.

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  • Stephanie
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    We had 75 people and this is what we bought. We based it on one drink, per person, per hour. We weren't concerned about running out, but still had plenty left over.

    We bought: 4 48-case beer (had 1.5 leftover)

    10 red and 10 white wine (about half leftover) (worked out to 1 bottle of each per table, we had them serve it from the bar though)

    3 bottles of rum, tequila, vodka, peach schnapps. All the rum was gone but had 1 bottle of vodka, 1 and a bit schnapps, 1.5 of tequila left.

    For mixers we bought 10 coke (3 leftover), 4 orange juice and cranberry juice (2 each left), 2 lime juice (1 leftover), 2 grenadine (1 left)

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  • Amelia
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    We're so limited in New Brunswick. Up until quite recently NB Liquor was the only option, now beer cider, and wine are available at grocery stores. The cost is all very controlled.
    My fiance's parents live in the states and his poor Dad gets sticker shock if we take him to the liquor store!
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  • Andrea
    Devoted January 2021 Ontario
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    Definitely from the LCBO, also in Fortinos there's a wine shop called "Colio's" which has delicious and cost effective choices. I am not sure if Colio's is in every single Fortinos location, though.

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  • Genevi猫ve
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    If you鈥檙e looking to have only one or two types of wine, you can sometimes get a deal by ordering cases from the winery. Some in Niagara will also ship.
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