Homemade Wine

At the Wine Place Markham, we know how much time and effort goes into planning your wedding. Allow us to help by choosing to serve homemade wine at your special event. Experience is not necessary to engage in the process of wine making. Our knowledgeable staff can help you accomplish this, for your wedding day.

A perfect match to your wedding wine label is a splash of colour on top of your wedding wine bottle. Brides-to-be can choose shrink wraps from over a dozen colours, available in stock. Although personalized labels are an option, labels provided by our manufacturers are highly recommended. Labels look professional, attach to bottles easily, are inexpensive and wedding guests are made aware of the style of wine they are drinking.

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Obtaining a Permit

Homemade wines may be served at weddings or other religious events. The wine must be made by a member of the family hosting the wedding. The wine must be provided to guests free of charge and under the authority of a Special Occasion Permit.

Following completion of the application for a Special Occasion Permit, submit the completed form to a LCBO permit issuing store in the municipality where the event is to be held. If there is no LCBO issuing store in the municipality simply visit the LCBO issuing store that is closest to the premises where the event is to take place.

Serving Guidelines

Follow three steps when estimating your needs:

  1. Calculate how many people will be drinking at the event.
  2. Multiply this number by four (to give you the maximum number of standard drinks you will need).
  3. Translate the number of standard drinks into cases of spirits and bottles of wine.

A standard serving of wine is five ounces at 12% alcohol by volume.
This means you get five glasses per 750ml/26oz bottle.

100 “standard drinks” equals approximately:

  • Wine – 20 x 750ml / 26oz bottles
  • Beer – 100 x 341ml / 12oz bottles

Suppose you expect 200 people to be drinking at your event. The recommended number of drinks you need is 800 (4 x 200). Let’s further suppose that you expect about half of the people to drink beer and the rest to be divided between spirits and wine. The 800 “standard drinks” required would be divided as follows:

400 bottles of beer (4 x 100)
40 bottles of wine (2 x 20)
12 bottles of spirits (2 x 6)

Remember to please drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive.

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6545 Highway #7 East Unit 1b
Markham Ontario L3P 3B4