Valentine’s Day celebrations are incomplete without food and wine. Finding the best Valentine’s Day wines to pair with your dinner can be challenging. Here are some of the best Valentine’s Day wines to go with your dinner.
Valentine’s Day Wine Pairings
The red blends pair extremely well with chocolates and are trendy.
1. Black Box Sweet Red Blend
This Californian wine is a sweet blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with the rich flavors of ripe blueberries and sweet chocolate. It pairs well with a Valentine’s Day dinner that includes grilled steak or pork. The sweet flavor of the wine complements very well with grilled steak.
2. Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet
The wine is a mixture of Zin, Petite Sirah, and Merlot. It has flavors of rich, ripe blackberries and cherries with oak, chocolate, and a dash of mocha. Pairs well with chicken cooked in a sticky barbecue glaze or hoisin sauce.
3. Simply Naked Undressed Red
This wine combination of Merlot and Syrah and pairs well with spicy foods. The Simply Naked wines are fermented in 100% stainless steel to enhance the flavors.
4. Thorny Rose Red Blend
The rose red blend has flavors of black cherry, toasty vanilla oak, and spice aromas. It pairs well with roasted chicken or grilled steak, and can also be paired with dried fruit and cheese such as gorgonzola, stilton, and aged gouda.
5. Billecart-Salmon NV Brut Rosé
This rosé Champagne pairs well with light red fruits. It has slight hues of gold and is perfect for your Valentine’s Day celebration.
6. Graham’s 20 Year Old Tawny Port
You can treat yourself, your friends, and family to this sweet wine. It pairs well with chocolate, vanilla ice cream, fudge brownies, and many other sweets.
7. Tissot Cremant Du Jura NV
This aromatic blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay should be enjoyed before diner. This wine has nutty almond and white flower flavors, and is perfect for Valentine’s Day.
8. Pinot Noir
This wine goes well with dishes having earthy flavors, such as mushrooms and truffles.
Chardonnays from California, Chile, or Australia can be enjoyed with seafood and fish such as salmon.
Other Wines For Valentine’s Day 2017
10. Chateau De Trinquevedel 2015
The dark hues of this wine are ideal for a festive late night dinner. This food-friendly wine can be paired with any savory palate.
11. Fattoria San Giuliano Moscato d’Asti 2015
This wine has a lower alcohol content and is a bit sweet, which makes it a great Valentine’s Day wine. It goes well with a number of palates.
12. Château Coutet Barsac 2011
This wine is the King of all Sauternes sweet wines. This dessert wine is in huge demand all year round.
13. Saved 2015 Magic Maker Rosé
This pink wine is a dry blend of Grenache, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, and Sangiovese. It has flavors of nectarine, green apple, and thyme.
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