The Best Wines for Valentine's Day 2019
Make this Valentine’s Day one that’s sure to be remembered with great wine and food combinations guaranteed to impress.
Tasting Panellist and master of romance, Adam Walls, suggests five delicious wine choices and Valentine’s treats that you’re both going to love.
Whether you’re floating across the sky in a hot air balloon, eating dinner on the beach or dining out at your favourite restaurant, a glass of bubbles always takes the Valentine’s Day cake.
Tasting Panellist, Adam Walls: ‘No other style of wine sums up the mood associated with Valentine’s Day like Sparkling can.’
Adam’s recommendation: Josef Chromy Cuvée NV
A summer celebration calls for a summer drop. For those looking to picnic or enjoy a romantic alfresco dinner, Vermentino will be your new third wheel! Fresh and bursting with flavour, it’s the perfect wine for a balmy Valentine’s night!
Tasting Panellist, Adam Walls: ‘Valentine’s Day falls in our warmer months and we tend to go for fresh and lively wines to help us celebrate. Look no further than Vermentino for a lip- smacking, citrus packed glass of wine.’
Adam’s recommendation: Mitolo Vermentino 2018
Sharing a romantic, candlelit dinner at one of the best restaurants in town with the one you love is a wonderful way to spend Valentine’s Day. If you order the oysters, make your wine of choice a Semillon (it will be the new love of your life).
Tasting Panellist, Adam Walls: ‘With their supposed aphrodisiac qualities, Oysters are a classic to serve on the day of love, and there is no better wine to serve with oysters than fresh, zesty Semillon.’
Adam’s recommendation: Glenguin Vineyard Semillon 2017
Those surprising their Valentine with a poolside grazing table or beach picnic can’t go wrong with Rosé. The love-coloured drop is aromatic, refreshing and all things lovely, especially during summer!
Tasting Panellist, Adam Walls: ‘For picnics, drinks by the pool or dinners out on the deck, chilled Rosé is not only a joy to drink, but also refreshing in the warm February weather. And, as an added bonus, its pink blush hue is the colour of romance.’
Adam’s recommendation: Howard Vineyard Cabernet Franc Rosé 2018
For love birds choosing to stay in and snuggle up on the couch, Pinot Noir is the perfect accompaniment. This is a romantic wine perfect for Valentine’s Day and its fantastic aromas and delicious flavours will have you smiling all night.
Tasting Panellist, Adam Walls: ‘Some say Pinot Noir is the most romantic of all red wines. It’s lighter and more elegant than most, it’s alluring to smell, and it’s silky and seductive to sip. Simply irresistible.’
Adam’s recommendation: Cooks Lot Hand Picked Allotment 9 Pinot Noir 2016
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