Valentine's Day Dates + Wine Pairings

Photo: Emily Rentsch
Happy Love Month! We've been imagining the perfect, cozy Valentine's Day date that doesn't require a reservation. Here are five ideas we love, plus the wine you'll want to drink with each one. Hugs and kisses!
Well nothing says spa and me time better than a luxurious bottle of bubbles! But, we are also allllll about getting the most bang for our buck.  Ready?  THIS. Elegance meets a field of wild strawberries—wowza! With just a hint of fresh thyme and a back note of citrus, this pink sparkler is the perfect companion for a soak in the tub.
We're suckers for a rich gorgonzola pasta (or a simple plate of noodles drizzled in EVOO) and a creamy white. Try this show stoppin' Sicilian that exudes notes of melon and starfruit. A real stunner!
Going red? Our somm, Leslee, loves Sangiovese. And classically, this gorgeous Sangiovese from Tuscany is absolutely the key to unlocking the perfect pairing to a tomato-based, slightly herbed pasta.

Checkers, Scrabble, cards—or better yet, Twister!—deserve a wine that is gulpable, yet smart and textured. Are you with us? Leslee can't get enough of this gorgeous Tempranillo—perfect for the nerdy game lover, or those also just wanting a good sip that'll quench your thirst at game time!

Pick your poison! For Chinese or Thai take-out, go with a medium bodied dry white like this one from Alsace. Pizza? Here are TWELVE different wines to drink alongside a saucy slice. If you're grabbing fried chicken, you MUST have bubbles. Find all of ours here. And for good old burgers and fries, we're fans of a juicy, lovable Zin-based blend like this one.
Chardonnay all the way for this salty, buttery treat! This one boasts loads of tropical notes while maintaining a rich and creamy mouthfeel. Mmm! And like we always say, you can't go wrong with bubbles paired to popcorn.

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