Wine Ideas for Valentine’s day
Valentine’s Day is here again, and with it, romantic dinners and a nice time with that special someone. Whether or not you’re into all the Valentine’s Day’s gadgetries and traditions, including stuffed teddy bears, chocolates and heart-shaped greeting cards, you must agree it’s a great time to pop open a bottle of wine.
The question is, which wine to choose? Well, here are a few ideas to get you started. It doesn’t matter if your significant other is into wine or not; these wines from all around the world will set the romantic ambiance.
Bubbles are intrinsically celebratory, and they’re fashionable too. Sparkling wine is not only for memorable occasions; opening a bottle of fizzy wine is a special occasion on its own.
The good news is that sparkling wine’s quality is overall high, so you can choose with your eyes closed and will hardly be disappointed.
For a fruit-forward, versatile style that will undoubtedly pair well with bright salads, a cheese platter, creamy Italian pasta and butter-seared seafood, you might want to drink Champagne.
Although nothing beats the authentic French fizz, many other sparkling wines made in the Champagne-style will be equally pleasing and come at more comfortable prices.
Pinot Noir, Silky and Sensual
Pinot Noir is a thin-skinned grape that always shows decadently sweet cherry aromas and intriguing earthy undertones. The palate, though, that’s something else entirely — smooth as silk and sexy, Pinot was born to be enjoyed on Valentine’s Day.
Pinot is also a finicky grape, and it won’t grow anywhere. Only the chilliest vineyards around the world can ripen this noble grape to perfection. The result? Beautiful pale-hued wine that’s lovely when paired with seared salmon, a tuna steak, sweet and savoury stir-fries, and earthy mushroom dishes. What’s not to love?
Sweet Wine, For a Sweet Time
Sweet wine is coming back, and it’s better than ever. There are few things nicer than extending the night until the small hours while sipping a luscious, sweet wine reminiscent of ripe apricots, sultanas, marzipan and saffron. This is the type of wine you want to enjoy with a loved one; it’s intimate and so delicious it almost makes you feel guilty.
Sweet wines come as both red and white, and they’re available from any major wine-producing country. Each of them is unique, but they’re all rewarding and celebratory. How about ending the night with a sweet note?
The seductive raspberry nuances of the colour are enticing and lead to fine, fruity aromatics with a round, delicious palate which flourishes with intense notes of red fruits.
Yellow with golden reflections. Very fine and persistent perlage. Intense aroma, complex of peach flowers, honey and hazelnuts. Taste fresh and inviting, soft and subtle.
An elegant and aromatic Pinot Noir, delivering intense notes of blackberry, plum and cherry fruit with delicate and lifted floral aromas. Beautifully structured, with fine grained tannins, the flavours are echoed on the smooth, supple palate, flowing through to hints of coffee on the lingering finish.
Intense aromas of cherries and ripe plums combine with notes of sweet spice and a touch of white truffles. A linear, vibrant wine delivering ripe wild berried fruits and raspberry notes which are pure and fleshy. Supple and beautifully balanced through to a mineral finish.
Wine is an Act of Love
Wine is the single most romantic agricultural product on the planet, and it is as exciting as it is sensual. All your senses are involved while you taste wine, and that’s the type of experience we would love to see sharing with your partner. Wishing the sweetest, have the happiest Valentine’s Day.