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the Perfect Pairing Planning your wedding can be a dream experience, with some unique inspiration and planning tips from Cupcake’s wedding expert, Alison Hotchkiss.
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A Red, A White and Some Bubbles • Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are very popular varietals at weddings right now. • Cupcake Vineyards winemaker Adam Richardson also suggests Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Sauvignon as your red and white wine choices. • A sparkling wine adds that celebratory element, and Cupcake has two beautiful bubblies: Cupcake Prosecco and Cupcake Moscato d’Asti. • Use our beverage calculator at CupcakeWeddings.com to help estimate your beverage needs.
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Ask your caterer or hotel, or visit CupcakeWeddings.com for more information. For more of Alison’s tips, visit CupcakeWeddings.com
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