Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romantic love: it’s about love in all its forms. And what better way to mark the day than a delicious meal with your favourite people? From sparkling to red, rosé and even champagne, here are a few suggestions so you and your someone special can toast to love!
Gérard Bertrand Cote des Roses
The rose-shaped base makes this bottle so romantic! Inside, a blend of grenache, cinsault and syrah exudes aromas of red berries and black and red currant. Rosy floral notes and hints of grapefruit round out the palate. This airy and fruity wine pairs well with fish and seafood and makes a great first course with oysters with sweet and sour salsa.
Louis Bouillot Perle d'Aurore Crémant de Bourgogne
A blend of pinot noir and gamay that offers a fruity and aromatic profile, crisp acidity and fine bubbles, this crémant de Bourgogne is perfect for a romantic evening. If you’re cooking for Valentine’s Day, we suggest pouring this superb rosé with mussels à la Provençale or a delicious dish of fettucine with shrimp and lemon. If you plan on popping open a bottle to start off the evening, browse through this list of cocktails to discover something new and unique!
Otazu Premium Cuvée Navarra 2018
You may already be familiar with Otazu’s chardonnay. Produced in Spain’s Ebro Valley, this red will take you by surprise with its aromas of dark fruits, spices and vanilla. Fleshy and aromatic, it goes best with rich and savoury dishes, like this rack of lamb with rhubarb sauce that’s sure to please.
Pasqua Ripasso Superiore 2019
Ripasso wines are produced according to an Italian technique in which they are re-passed over skins and lees from Amarone. It’s a method that makes Pasqua Ripasso Superiore 2019 an aromatic, balanced and gourmand red with notes of woods, wild cherries and spices. These duck confit and fig bites are a wonderful complement to the wine’s substantial character and soft, round tannins.
Pommery Brut Royal
Planning to go all out this Valentine’s Day? Then it must be champagne! We recommend Brut Royal—a rich and elegant offering with a refreshing acidity produced by Reims-based Maison Pommery. Mushroom, prosciutto and blue cheese canapés or goat cheese and caramelized onion canapés bring out its roundness and notes of brioche. Full of finesse, it will certainly charm your better half.
Carrelot des Amants Brulhois
Looking for a rich and full-bodied red? Look no further! This tannic Brulhois strikes a flawless balance with any dish in which red meat is front and centre, like this venison medallion with red wine sauce.
Bottega Petalo Il Vino Dell'Amore
As its name suggests, this wine of love is an excellent bubbly for a romantic evening. The fruity and inviting Moscato brims with singular notes of honey and orange and also happens to have a low alcohol content. Open up a bottle to end your meal on a sweet note with panna cotta with raspberry coulis.
Le Petit Délice de C'EST LA VIE !
This light and delicate sauvignon blanc reveals a bouquet of white flowers. Airy and affordable with a bright acidity, it makes a perfect pair with spaghetti with pesto.
In partnership with Gérard Bertrand, Dandurand, Otazu, Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine, Champagne Pommery, Sélections Oeno, Bottega, C’est la vie.