Love in Every Sip: 5 Perfect Wine Pairings for Your Valentine’s Date

Forget the cliché; Valentine’s Day celebrates love in all its forms! And while love is the most essential ingredient, a perfectly paired bottle of wine can elevate the occasion.

We’re ditching the “one size fits all” approach this year. We’ve curated a selection of 5 unique dates, each paired with the ideal wine to complement the mood. Whether you’re planning a lively girls’ night out, a romantic candlelit dinner, or a cozy evening of self-care, we have the perfect bottle to uncork.

Our expert sommeliers have handpicked these high-quality wines, boasting 90+ ratings and sourced from across the globe. They’re guaranteed to add a touch of luxury and set the stage for a truly memorable Valentine’s Day.

wine pairings

Romantic Movie + 2018 A Nos Amours Par Lafont Fourcat Bordeaux

Movie night in? Upgrade your pizza & chill with A Nous Amours! This Bordeaux blend is a steal, scoring 90 points by James Suckling. Same talented winemaker as the legendary Ch. Ausone!

Cooking Date + 2021 Bernard Magrez Chateauneuf du Pape

Cooking with your loved ones is a fantastic way to bond and create a delicious meal together, making it the perfect recipe for a fun and memorable date night. But what indeed elevates the experience? A glass of the perfect wine! This 92-point Chateauneuf du Pape is your ideal companion, ready to enhance your culinary journey from the moment you step into the kitchen. Imagine chopping vegetables, laughing, and sharing stories, all while sipping on this exceptional wine. Its rich and complex flavors will complement your cooking process, from the first sizzle of the pan to the final bite of your creation. This Chateauneuf du Pape isn’t just a drink; it’s a catalyst for creating a truly memorable and delicious date night.

Night Out Dancing + La Bollina Cuvee Sparkling Bollicina Brut NV

Valentine’s Day calls for dancing with your besties! But what’s a dance party without the perfect bubbly? Enter La Bollina Cuvee Sparkling, an Italian delight that’s not your average fizz. This 93-point winner, praised as one of the ‘Best Italian Wines,’ is vibrant, smooth, and ready to fuel your dance moves! Grab your girls, pop a bottle, and celebrate in style!

Spa + 2019 Les Heritiers Saint-Genys Clos Marcilly ‘Cuvee Hermine’ 1er Cru Mercurey Blanc

Craving a luxurious spa date? Indulge yourself with the ultimate relaxation combo: a top-rated white wine and a cozy night in. Slip into your robe, grab your slippers, and pour a glass of this 95-point Mercurey Blanc. Praised as a “Truly Remarkable White Mercurey” by James Suckling, this wine is the perfect companion for a truly pampering experience. So, unwind, sip, and soak in the ultimate self-care moment.

Picnic + 2015 Novy Family Winery Limerick Lane Vineyard Zinfandel Russian River Valley

Gather your besties or sweethearts and pack a delightful picnic basket for Galentine’s or Valentine’s Day!

Here’s your checklist:

  • Wine: Opt for a happy, vibrant Zinfandel. This 91-point Zin from legendary winemaker Adam Lee of Siduri is perfect. It’s “energetic and plump, with personality,” just like your celebration!
  • Food: Fill a platter with your favorite cheeses and cold cuts. Don’t forget a fresh baguette for the perfect bites.
  • Location: Find a scenic spot in your nearest park or enjoy the tranquility of your own garden.

Spread a blanket, pour the wine, and savor the delicious food and company. Happy Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day!

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