Local wines featured at TV star's nuptials


From “Saved by the Bell” to wedding bells.

“Extra!” host Mario Lopez, also known to many as “Slater” from “Saved by the Bell,” recently celebrated his nuptials in Mexico with a Walla Walla twist.

Lopez and his bride, Courtney, reportedly requested Secco Italian Bubbles and Charles Smith Wines & K Vintners to be served at their reception a couple of weeks ago. Eight different wines were featured, according to posts from Charles Smith Wines and “Seattle Met.”

The wedding was featured in the two-hour “Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta” on TLC last Saturday.

“Seattle Met” reported the menu included Secco bubbles and the Charles Smith Family 2011 ViNO pinot grigio; lobster ravioli and K Vintners 2011 viognier; osso bucco and K Vintners 2009 Stoneridge Vineyard cabernet sauvignon; cake and Kung Fu Girl.

“Lopez is said to have discovered Smith through a mutual friend who is a Hollywood agent,” Julie H. Case wrote. “Yes, all 26 cases of wine for the wedding were provided by Charles Smith — the man does, after all, know a bit about marketing.”


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