Getting married in Italy is a thing. It’s a celebrity thing (think George and Amal, Cat and Patrick, Justin and Jessica if you need to be convinced) and it’s a normal-person-who-you-know thing (two wine team colleagues have flown over there for their big day this summer). So I reckon it’s more than a thing. It’s a trend.
And it’s not just Italy for weddings, it’s also Italian wine! Apparently, in Britain, we are now serving more Prosecco at weddings than Champagne, which I totally get. Prosecco is smooth and easy-drinking, widely available and affordable. And who doesn’t love a glass of Chianti on a Tuscan hillside? Or Primitivo in Puglia?
So here are a few suggestions from me if you are getting married this summer – in Italy doing the thing, or doing your different thing somewhere else. Congratulations. Enjoy the Day. And the wine!
Extra Special Prosecco – £8.25
Delicate, fresh and elegant, if this were a wedding dress it would be Kate Middleton’s royal number: a classic, classy wonder.
Extra Special Gavi – £5.97
This is the Northern Italian white which is the peachy, tree- fruit- filled, fresh alternative to quality Pinot Grigio which has a real lightness of touch. Brilliant with canapés and starters or light fish dishes.
Wine Atlas Frappato – £4.97
Summer buffets need chillable reds that are flexible (ie go with different dishes) and unashamedly fruity,so here is the perfect bottle: a real berried Sicilian beauty.
And for more inspiration and information, just click through to our Wedding & Events page – our Wine Advisors are always happy to answer any queries but for the month of August only, I’ll be on hand to respond to questions myself.