I am so excited that Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday this year. That’s right, no excuses; no, “Yeah, the misses and I have to work in the morning, so we’re not doing anything.” I don’t want to hear it! What I want you to do is ask me for something special, a wine you and your significant other share fabulous memories of or a wine to pair with a romantic meal. Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate your love for one another. Don’t look at it as a chore. Nino’s team has put together a terrific list of amazing wines that will leave your beloved swooning.
Gran Passione Falanghina Campania Italy 2013
By far one of my favorite white wines right now, Gran Passione Falanghina is a wine that will make anyone rekindle his or her love for white wine! Medium-bodied and aromatic, this Italian white is bolder than a Pinot Grigio with a silk mouth-feel and orange blossom, apple and pear on the nose. Expect it to be crisper and lighter than Chardonnay, with a bright and refreshing finish. Pair this with scallops, chicken picatta, or shrimp pasta!
Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain, California 2013
I honestly hate gimmicky wine, especially around Valentine’s Day. But Terra Valentine is far from a gimmick. This is a straight-up, really good bottle of wine for an amazing price! Their website sells it for $50, and right now we have it for $23.99. This is not to be passed up! Blackberry, blueberry and cedar from extended French oak aging, this Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon is not only a terrific accompaniment to a Delmonico steak but also an amazing gift. Big, bold, and beautiful!
Valentin Bianchi Malbec Mendoza Argentina 2013
There’s just something sexy about this label–the hanging tie, signifying the end of a long day; opening a good bottle of wine with a great meal and a few slices of good-quality cheeses; or just sinking into the couch, snuggled up with that special someone and turning on Netflix. With sumptuous layers of black cherry, plum, vanilla and coffee, this Malbec is rich and full-bodied with a soft finish due to French and American oak aging.
Villa Jolanda Sparkling Fruit Moscatos
With a beautifully designed bottle and a taste to match, the Villa Jolanda Sparkling Fruit Flavored Moscatos are a terrific complement to dessert or a fun aperitif for a Valentine’s Day party! Whether peach, mango, pineapple, coconut or strawberry, all of the flavors are delicious and sweet. These wines are versatile and fun. Freeze cut-up fruit slices and add them to a fruit cocktail with the matching fruit Moscato and flavored Vodka! Fruit-topped flan, angel food cake with mounds of whipped cream, or crème brulee go great with any of these fruity wines!
This Saturday is Valentine’s Day. Go all out and show your adored partner how much he or she means to you! Buy a bottle of one of these spectacular wines or stop into one of our three locations and let us help you find the perfect wine. Happy Valentine’s Day!