A well-chosen wine selection can be a sophisticated, personal wedding drink option, and is often a great conversation starter for guests. But finding a unique wine that fits within the constraints of your menu and your budget can be a daunting task.
That's why I was intrigued by Velvet Palate. It’s a private wine flash sale website that curates wines from boutique vineyards all over the world. Membership is free, shipping is standard, and all of the bottles are offered at 40-60% below retail price, meaning you can score delicious, under-the-radar wines that won’t cost you a pretty penny.
During registration, you’re prompted to answer questions about your wine knowledge level, flavor and region preferences, and price range so that you'll be given tailored recommendations and offers. Another awesome feature is the "virtual sommelier”, who will answer any wine questions you may have within 24 hours.
Making it easier for oenophiles: Each featured wine includes a detailed taste description, food pairing recommendations, and suggested social events, so it’s a cinch to find bottles that complement your wedding menu. Every bottle also comes with its own gift label, which would make them great bridesmaids or groomsmen presents.
Velvet Palate is offering The Bride's Guide readers 20% off their first purchase by entering "Wedding" in the coupon code, so sign up to become a member here. Or, see more on choosing wine for your wedding.