11/05/2012 05:47 pm ET

Choosing Wine For Your Wedding

"A good way to select wines for your wedding is to taste a variety for the best pairing with your menu," says Jim Kirsch, president and chief executive officer of Abigail Kirsch, a catering firm in New York City. Wine-store tastings and wine bars, with their extensive by-the-glass offerings, are great sampling grounds. You could also have a different type of wine every time you go out to eat at a restaurant, or pick up a new bottle every couple of weeks. Jot down your favorite brands and vintages in a notebook.