February is filled with love and for many of us, the thought of our significant other allows us to overlook everything else. Our priorities become quite clear when we shop for our Valentine. You want to pull together romance and passion and bottle it up for your special partner. It’s no surprise that one of the most searched phrases this season is "Valentine’s Day Wine". If your Valentine appreciates great wines, here are some suggestions for gifts you can give them this year.
Wine is a great gift, but which wine should you serve on Valentine’s Day?
Wine is the perfect way to raise the romance level on Valentine’s Day, but which type of wine is right for you? Luckily, we’ve done the research and prepared this handy guide to the top wines for Valentine’s Day.
Red Wine for Romance and Passion
Red wine has long been associated with romance and passion. It was the ancient Greeks who originally connected the color red with passion and love. Today, many associate red wines with romance because of their rich and deep colors. The additional tannins in red wines also give them bolder flavors than white wines.
White Wine for Flirty and Fun
While some prefer red wine for its associations with romance and passion, others prefer white wine for its lighter flavors. White wines can be especially good choices for those who don’t like full-bodied wines or are new to drinking wine. If you choose to gift a bottle of white wine, consider wrapping it in an inflatable sleeve to keep it protected during transportation or while you wait to open it!
What are the Top Romantic Wines?
Cabernet Franc from Bordeaux is an excellent choice if you want to impress someone who loves robust flavors. This medium-bodied wine has notes of blackberries, raspberries, and cedar with hints of vanilla on the nose. The flavors are bold but not overpowering, with fine tannins and a lingering finish.
When you think of romance, Virginia may not be the first place that pops into your mind. The state motto is “Virginia is for lovers!” though, and the Virginia hosts a robust wine culture. Rest assured, this wine is both romantic and wonderful in flavor. It's smooth, fruity, and sweet, capturing a hint of citrus.
Port is a dark and sweet red wine that is made in Portugal. It’s much higher in alcohol than regular table wines. The high alcohol content gives it an almost syrupy feel when it hits the tongue. It’s also fortified, meaning that its alcohol content has been increased by the addition of a distilled spirit, usually Brandy. Because of its rich color and flavor, port pairs best with chocolate desserts and blue cheese.
Chardonnay is a white wine that can range from very dry to sweet. If you’re looking for a white wine with high sugar content, California chardonnay is perfect for you! This wine is best paired with shellfish and white meat such as chicken or pork.
5) Pinot Noir
If you’re looking for a red wine to pair with both red meat and white meat, Pinot Noir is the way to go! This light-bodied red has notes of cherry and cloves, making it the perfect pairing for turkey or ham on Valentine’s day. Or, try pairing it with a filet mignon if you’re feeling extra fancy!
Our Favorite Red Wines to Serve on Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is celebrated by spending money on romantic gifts and gestures. $23.9 Billion is projected for this year’s Valentine’s Day spending. But while we all love to celebrate with our friends, family members, and significant others, we also love to do it in style. To us, there’s no better way to bring a little extravagance to your day than with a glass of fine red wine, Crozet Rose took the trophy for us here. However, there are few suitable luxury glasses than those made by Big Wine Glasses. Wine simply tastes best in these big wine glasses!
For this year’s Valentine's Day, do less of roses and chocolates. Send something more memorable, more meaningful – something that celebrates your love. Give a great bottle of wine, and the memory will last long after the holiday. And don't forget to send along with some Big Wine Glasses. As you know, wine tastes better in them!