The most popular question about our wine service at the Hereford House is this...Why do we decant our wine? There are three simple answers. We believe in decanting our wines because...

#1.  To remove any sediment from the actual wine.

 Sometimes you will find sediment in older vintages but it can be found in young wines as well, red and white.  There is nothing wrong with a wine if sediment is found.  It will not harm you if it is digested..it is just simply unappealing to the eye.

#2.  Decanting allows the wine to breathe

meaning that oxygen needs to come into contact with the wine so it can be served at its best potential.  Imagine if you were trapped inside a bottle...wouldn't you want to stretch and come up for air??  It's exactly the same concept!

#3.  The Visual Experience

We believe in decanting wine to give you an experience that you probably haven't had at many other restaurants.  Decanting is a great way to break that awkward silence at the table. It grabs everyone's attention and leaves everyone wanting to take a Riedel decanter with them!

So, the next time you are at the Hereford House, take a look at the wine list.  Let us know if you need help choosing the right bottle of wine, we have many personal favorites!  We would love to give you the decanting experience that all wine connoisseurs have come to love at the Hereford House.

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Be Flexible

Most Saturdays are already full for the summer months, but venues often have a tougher time booking those Friday and Sunday dates.  Many couples are opting for a late Friday ceremony and celebration or a Sunday afternoon event and reception. (Since they're not prime days, you may even be able to get a break on the room rental or catering minimum.)  Don't worry; those guests who are important to you will still come to your wedding, just as long as you tailor your plans to the day.  Friday couples may want to consider serving hors devours before the ceremony to quell the hunger guests may feel during the ceremony.  Sunday brides and grooms might think about when thier guests attend church and other religious activities, then schedule around that.

Pinterest Fun!

I know most of you girls already have a vision of what you are trying to accomplish whether it be a theme, color scheme, food or decorations. Try and take things step by step, simplify.  Remember wedding plan is a process and does not have to be in one week.  Pinterest boards can get overwhelming especially if you have more than 20 or more boards and believe me, I have seen a bride that had 40 different Pinterest boards.  If you are planning your wedding a year in advance do your research pin ideas that you like but when it come to 3-4 motnhs prior to your wedding try and stay off of Pinterest, it can confuse you if anything new and exciting pops up in the wedding world and you want to redo all of your work that you have done.

Save the date or maybe the month

Let everyone you hope that is going to attend the ceremony and reception know a date is coming.  Be creative in the way you announce it.  Even if you only give them a date-or even a month-of when you plan to do it, they'll now start to clear their schedules to attend and help you in the weeks leading up to it.  Out-of-town guests can even start making travel plans.  

Published in Weddings
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Valentine's Day 2015

Did you know that the Hereford House of Wichita was voted one of the most romantic spots in Wichita?  Whether you are cozing up in one of our big booths or relaxing by the fireplace in our bar, you are in for a treat with our Sterling Silver steaks.  Call us now to reserve your seats!

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