Wine and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand, but when it comes to finding the perfect bottle for your perfect romance, it’s not so easy! Two-buck Chucks aren’t going to cut it if you’re trying to impress, but not all of us have a lot of cash to spend on one bottle of vino.
Still, you’re not out of luck. With a bit of smart shopping and VinoVinti, you’ll be treating your sweetheart to a decadent night to remember without spending a fortune.
THE most important thing to consider when choosing a wine for your amour is taste. If yours is a “strictly red” guy like mine, showing up with a bubbly Riesling or a sweet Moscato just might kill the mood. If you’re not sure, find out what he likes by any means necessary – better safe than sorry here (although with the right ambiance, a simple wine faux pas could easily be overlooked).
Secondly, your plans for the evening should be considered. This is as important for wine pairing reasons as it is for….dessert. Are you going to cook a romantic dinner at home, or will you be going out? If you’re planning to tempt your one and only with your culinary prowess, make sure you pair your creations with the right wine. The standard rule of thumb is “if it grows together, it goes together.” That means to pair your wine regionally with your food. If you are serving an Italian dinner, for example, you might choose an Italian wine to go with it.
Knowing your partner’s wine preference comes in handy here as well. The standard “white with chicken, red with beef” rule won’t do you very much good if your man hates red wine. In that case, you’d be better off choosing a White Bordeaux rather than a Cabernet Sauvignon to serve with your sumptuous steak dinner. Another positive of a white wine loving lover is Oysters! Yes, oysters are an aphrodisiac and pair perfectly with Chablis as well as Champagne.
If you intend to celebrate with a bit more romancing and less dining, consider not only what you want to serve, but how much of it. While it’s quite easy to get carried away, you don’t want to “disable” your date! Have just enough wine on hand to celebrate modestly without risking a disappointing finish to the night or a headache (and regret) in the morning.
No matter what your budget or which wines you choose, VinoVinti is here to help. In under 2 minutes, even the most modestly priced (or even cheap) bottle of wine is improved! Go ahead and try it for yourself, making sure to pour a couple of ounces into a glass so you have a way to compare the wine before and after you’ve “VinoVintified” it. It usually only takes one time before you’re sold, and you’ll never drink your wine the same again!
Cheers, and have a Happy VinoVinti Valentine’s Day!