I'm getting married next month in NYC. We're not keen on the location's house wines (Lindeman's bin 65 Chardonnay and a Rosemount Shiraz).
We'll be having around 100 guests, and will be serving beef, chicken, and pasta in yet-to-be-determined preparations.
Does anyone have any recommendations for wholesalers/stores within driving distance of Manhattan where we can buy our own wine? We need a place that will let us return unused bottles. I'd give a price range, but I have no idea how much these things cost so I don't even have a basis for comparison.
Also, any suggestions for wines that would be tastier than the ones I've listed above but that would still be reasonably priced? In terms of "tasty in which way," I don't know much about wine, but I did not consider the Chardonnay drinkable. For whites I tend to like Albarino, but we would like to buy American wines.
Thanks for any advice you all have. I know very little about wine, so I appreciate your patience!