Cue the wedding bells; someone’s getting hitched! Planning a bridal shower for a friend or family member can be an overwhelming task. There’s a lot to prepare, and of course, you want it to be fabulous and tasteful. Maybe we’re a little biased, but the most important part of any bridal shower or bachelorette party is the wine.

 

How to Choose the Best Wine for a Bachelorette Party

 

When choosing wine for a bridal shower or stagette party, remember that a bachelorette party is all about fun! It’s a celebration, after all. And what is needed for all celebrations? Bubbles!

 

The Best Champagne and Sparkling Wines for a Bridal Shower

Consider the bachelorette party venue and time of day

If you’re planning a mid-afternoon or early evening bridal shower brunch, we’d recommend sparkling wines. Sparkling rosé is a popular choice for bridal showers, the bubbles and sweetness make for a fun, celebratory wine choice.

Here are some Sparkling Rosé recommendations for a bridal shower:

ONEHOPE California Demi-Sec Pomegranate-Flavoured Sparkling Wine
Henry of Pelham 2017 Cuvée Catharine Rosé Brut VQA
Argyle 2010 Brut Rosé

 

If sweet rosé isn’t a crowd pleaser with your bridal party, try a chilled sparkling white wine or Prosecco for a bridal shower instead:

The best sparkling white wine for a bridal shower:

Antech Limoux Brut Nature
Black Widow Winery Sparkling White
Abel’s Tempest (Sparkling Chardonnay/Pinot Noir Blend)

 

If you’re throwing more of a nighttime bachelorette party, we’d suggest you take it all the way and go straight for a Champagne. Blanc de Blancs and Cuvées are popular celebratory Champagne choices for bridal showers.

Here are some Champagne’s perfect for your bridal shower:

Cremant de Bourgogne (Blanc de Blancs)
Champagne Bollinger Special (Cuvée)

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The Best Red and White Wines for a Bridal Shower

Pair your bridal shower wines with your food

What’s on the menu? If you’ll be serving food, your best bet would be to pair your red and white wine selection with your food or snacks. Are we having wine and cheese? Perhaps wine and donuts? Whatever we’re eating, make sure the bachelorette party wines complement the meal.

However, if your bridal shower is less food and more wine, opt to select wines that can be enjoyed on their own without an accompanying food item and wines that are lower in alcohol (less than 13.5%), so you can “Rosé all day” without getting too drunk.

Rosés, white wines and Old World red wines like Merlot, Pinot Noir and Gamay are great low alcohol, light bodied wines that will allow for you to keep the bachelorette party going without anyone passing out too early!

 

Red Wines for a Bachelorette Party

Light bodied red wines are perfect wines for easy drinking on their own, these are great choices for bridal showers where the main course is the wine.

The Best Red Wines for a Bridal Shower

Maison Bouchard Ainé & Fils 2011 (Gamay)
Pelee Island Winery 2016 Monarch (Red Blend)

 

White Wines for a Bridal Shower

Light bodied white wines are crisp and refreshing and fabulous served chilled to balance out the reds and rosés. Light white provides fruit and citrus flavours and zesty acidity rather than creamy and buttery textures that fuller bodied whites provide. Another great alternative would be blend wines – such as a white sangria wine. Or if you’re up for the challenge, you could make the sangria yourself!

The Best White Wines for a Bachelorette Party

Girls’ Night Out (Chardonnay)
A by Acacia 2013 (Unoaked Chardonnay)
Evolve Cellars 2016 (Pinot Blanc)

 

Wine Cocktails for a Bachelorette Party

You can never go wrong with cocktails for a celebration. Mimosas and Sangrias are the most popular wine cocktails for bridal showers and bachelorette parties.

Check out these amazing wine cocktails recipes for your stagette party:

How to Make a Red Sangria
How to Make a White Sangria
How to Make a Champagne Sangria
How to Make a Mimosa
Rosé Wine Cocktail Recipes

 

Choose a wine for everyone

The more variety, the better. A general rule of thumb would be to bring a red, a white, a sparkling and a rosé. That way there are more options to choose from and more variety to keep the party going!

 

Moving onto wedding duties? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Choosing Wine for Every Type of Wedding:

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