The two most common places champagne is served at a wedding are during the toast or with the wedding cake / dessert.
The taste of champagne can be very different depending on what is accompanying it. First decide when champagne will be served at your wedding, and from there you can choose the type of champagne that fits and tastes best.
Most sparkling wines are labeled "brut," meaning they're quite dry and contain less than 1.5 percent sugar. That dryness will make the wine taste metallic and bitter if served with sweet desserts. It’s flavor is better if served on it’s own during a toast well before dessert.
If champagne will be served with the wedding cake, pour one that has a sweetness that can stand up to the cake or whatever other dessert is served. Look for a "demi-sec" bubbly, with 3.3 to 5 percent sugar because it has the sweetness that will complement the cake.
About Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery:
Located just outside of State College on the side of Mt. Nittany, we have been a Penn State tradition for over 25 years!
As you plan for your big day, consider giving your wedding guests or members of your wedding party a bottle of local wine from Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery. We offer a variety of award-winning wines to suit all tastes, as well as custom wine labels for both full size (750ml) wine bottles and the smaller 375 ml size – perfect for table or hotel room favors (free delivery to local hotels). We also offer your wedding party customized tours and tastings before or after the big event. We are confident that your bridal party will enjoy sampling wine in our beautiful, romantic setting!
Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery
300 Houser Rd. Centre Hall, PA