Wines for Valentine's Day: 8 tips to choose the perfect wine
Valentine's Day is coming soon ... if you are thinking of a unique, memorable and romantic night in, here are our tips to make sure you choose the best wine for the occasion
Wines to fall in love with
Whether you are planning a candle-lit meal or simply enjoying the sunset with your partner, there is no better way than with a glass of wine to accompany you. Sharing a wine with someone means choosing one that you know they will like, but we have some other clues to help you make the right choice and ensure you enjoy a special wine together. Sparkling wines never fail, or an original label and presentation, suggestive names, vintages with a message in the date... check out one of our suggestions for an original and romantic evening!
1. Bubbling with love
Be it white or rosé, sparkling wine is always a safe bet. You could choose an excellent bottle of Champagne or Cava, or try something a touch more original, like a top-quality Franciacorta or Prosecco.
2. A sweet touch
A sweet moment calls for a sweet drink. When preparing your Valentine's Day surprise, don't forget sweet wines or dessert wines.
3. It's all in the name
Search for something different, a wine with an original or suggestive name to go with a gift like a bunch of flowers or a new perfume.
4. Let the music play
Look for a wine whose name reminds you of the lyrics to a romantic song you are playing in the background. Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, or something a little more modern, like Robbie Williams or Diana Krall?
5. Labelled with love
Surprise your partner with a wine called Valentine. What better way to start the night?
6. Beauty in the design
Choose a beautifully-designed bottle, with an intriguing presentation and a wonderful wine.
7. Remember the year
Why not try a vintage from the year you first met or another important moment in your relationship? Whether it be a younger wine or a Gran Reserva, you’re sure to find one to bring back memories.
8. A place in your hearts
Another tip is to search for a wine from a place you have visited together, or a wine you drank on a special day out. Or the bottle of wine you open could contain a clue to a romantic get-away you are proposing – Sicily, Mallorca, or Tuscany, perhaps?