Sparkling Wines and Weddings: The Perfect Combination To Celebrate Love
Each country or region has its own customs, but there are traditions that cross all possible borders. One of the most common and popular is the one that includes loved ones in the celebration of a special occasion where, in addition to unity, joy and delicious gastronomy, there is a detail that cannot be missed.
For a long time and currently, the bubbles of sparkling wines have been related to unique emotions or sensations related to big celebrations, joy and partying and, for this reason, this type of wine cannot be missing on the biggest day of your life, your wedding of course!
Disclaimer: We encourage our readers to drink responsibly and in moderation. Excessive alcohol consumption – also on Weddings – can be harmful to your health and well-being. If you choose to consume and provide alcoholic beverages on your big day, we advise doing so in a responsible manner, considering your own limits, and never drinking and driving. Please be aware of the legal drinking age in your country and adhere to local laws and regulations regarding alcohol consumption. Always prioritize your (and your guests!) safety and the safety of others.
The wedding toast tradition
A wedding toast is a tradition where individuals express good wishes and blessings to one another. Typically, these wishes encompass sentiments of love, abundance, and happiness, yet they go beyond that. The moment of the toast invariably becomes an emotional one, accompanied by the clinking of two glasses, each containing sparkling wine waiting to be savored.
Popular culture associates the clash of glasses as a way for people to chase away negative energies and all those that can harm the new union.
There are plenty of sparkling wines around the globe, but in this post – I decided to focus on Italian wines, so let’s delve into it…
Here are some lovely Italian sparkling wines to toast to love!
Prosecco is one of the best-known Italian sparkling wines worldwide and it competes directly with Champagne. This wine is produced in northwest Italy, especially in Veneto e Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
Prosecco is the one with the greatest balance within the sparkling Italian wines. The color is bright yellow with fine and persistent bubbles, providing freshness to the palate thanks to the details of citrus notes.
If you are thinking of adding this wine to your wedding, you should know that the best pairing for it is foods like carpaccio and Asian food.
This wine honors the region where it is produced, located in Lombardy. The grapes used in the production of this wine are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc so that, together, they achieve an extraordinary result that combines structure, body, intense fruit notes, freshness, and elegance.
The bubbles are fine and persistent and, thanks to its versatility, this is one of the sparkling wines that you can easily add to your wedding as it pairs perfectly with sausages, white meats, sauces, cheeses, pastas, and seafood.
The characteristic that distinguishes Trento DOC is the classic production method (also known as “Metodo Classico”), in which it is made. That is, the wine is fermented in a bottle.
This wine has a bright yellow color with golden reflections and fine, persistent bubbles.
If you’re looking for true harmony in a wine, this is the ideal one for you. This wine combines hints of white chocolate and hazelnut with spices, beeswax and honey. In your mouth, you will feel it with a creamy velvet body thanks to more than 10 years of aging that give it elegance and freshness.
If you choose this wine for your wedding, it’s ideal to accompany fish and truffles.
Alta Langa sparkling wine
Alta Langa DOCG is a Piedmontese sparkling wine produced between the provinces of Asti, Alessandria, and Cuneo from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. This is an elegant, structured, and complex wine and it offers notes of red and black fruit with nuances of spices and flowers.
When this wine is in contact with the palate, you can feel acidity, soft tannin, and a long and persistent finish. These sparkling wines are known because as they age, they acquire greater harmony and become more sophisticated.
If you are thinking of celebrating your wedding with this wine, you should know that it’s actually one of the ideal ones because it pairs perfectly with a huge variety of foods – too long to list or even summarize here 🙂
How to choose the right sparkling wine for your Wedding
Selecting the ideal sparkling wine for your wedding can be both an engaging and delectable task, but it does require careful thought. To make the right choice, consider these key factors:
Gastronomy Compatibility: Start by assessing how well the wine pairs with the menu you’ve planned for your big day. Lighter sparkling wines like Prosecco or Cava often complement appetizers and seafood, while fuller-bodied options like Champagne or Crémant harmonize beautifully with main courses.
Type of Wedding: The style and formality of your wedding play a crucial role. For an intimate beach wedding, a refreshing Prosecco can be a delightful choice, while an opulent Champagne may be more fitting for an elegant ballroom affair.
Seasonal Considerations: The time of year when your wedding takes place is another vital factor. In warm summer months, opt for crisp and refreshing sparkling wines to help guests stay cool. During the colder seasons, richer and more robust choices like Champagne can provide warmth and comfort.
The Toasting Moment: The toast is a highlight of the celebration, and the choice of sparkling wine here should reflect that. High-quality Italian sparkling wines, such as Prosecco Superiore or Franciacorta, can add an extra touch of elegance and style to this special moment.
By carefully considering these aspects, you’ll be well on your way to selecting the perfect sparkling wine to enhance your wedding day’s joy and memories.
In the tapestry of global celebrations, the effervescence of sparkling wines transcends borders, uniting people in joy, love, and festivity, making it an essential element of any remarkable occasion. Your wedding day, the epitome of love and unity, deserves nothing less. Consider the nuances of your gastronomic choices, the style of your wedding, the season it unfolds in, and the pivotal toasting moment. Each aspect contributes to crafting a harmonious symphony of flavors and emotions. Prosecco embodies the spirit of celebration, Franciacorta lends sophistication, Trento DOC adds opulence, and Alta Langa mirrors the journey of love. Your choice of sparkling wine is not just a reflection of your taste but a statement of your love story. As you raise your glass in a toast to new beginnings, may the sparkle in your wine mirror the sparkle in your hearts, creating memories as effervescent as the bubbles themselves. Cheers to your perfect day! 🥂💍