Local wines featured at TV star's nuptials

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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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