A day for indulging
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it is almost the time of year when those of us who are in love get to spoil our cherished other half and remind them of just how much we love them.
In our opinion, there is no better way to do so than with a freshly prepared meal for two and an excellent bottle of Valentine’s Day wine.
How to Enjoy Your Valentine's Day Wine
Here at Premier Estates Wine, we believe that it is important to squeeze every last drop of enjoyment out of our excellent award-winning wines. This is never more important than on Valentine’s Day, because you will be sharing your wine with someone special and you want the night to go perfectly. Whether it’s getting ready for an amazing night in with your spouse or with someone you are looking to make a good, lasting impression on. Regardless of the situation, our multi award-winning wines will certainly go a long way to making your night in memorable.
Below are a few suggestions on how to make your night all the more special:
Food and Wine Pairings
To get the most out of your Valentine’s Day food and wine on your date night, the trick is to start with something that’s not too heavy such as a light and refreshing well-rounded wine like our Italian Pinot Grigio or South African Chenin Blanc. These will pair well with, and will not overpower, light starters such as salads and bruschetta. If your main is flavourful and quite heavy on the palate, you will need a wine which is just as lively. We have two good options from our New World range; one is our double award-winning Californian Cabernet Sauvignon or our Californian Zinfandel Rosé which go well with red meat or rich dishes.
If the dish of the night is seafood, such as baked cod, this would be a good match for our treble award-winning Chilean Sauvignon Blanc.
If your main has a hint of spice, such as a curry or chilli, our double award-winning South African Pinotage would be the perfect partner. Our Pinotage is a complex, unique blend which is fully capable of handling a fair bit of spice.
For all options, our nine time award-winning Prosecco DOC and our Grand Rosé are the ideal aperitifs or equally ideal for post meal relaxation. So why not wind down the evening with a glass of something fizzy?
Wine and Music Pairing
Yes, this is a thing. What better way to set the atmosphere for your romantic night in than some great music to accompany your excellent wine? Below are a few suggestions of music which you can pair with your wine on the night.
Chilean Sauvignon Blanc - This highly refreshing dry white wine delivers a wide array of tropical fruit aromas and mouth-watering gooseberry flavours.
Acoustic - Chilled out acoustic music is the perfect match for the sublime tropical flavours and aromas which this wine offers. Set a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere with this pairing.
Australian Chardonnay - Our Australian Chardonnay is smooth with tropical fruit flavours and bouquet due to its coastal growing climate which allows cooling sea breezes to nurture the grape. It has flashes of acidity and fruity flavours which round off to a lengthy finish, reflecting the complexity of the blend.
Salsa: The Latin American rhythms are often sentimental romantic songs and simple dance numbers. The irresistible nature of the beats may even persuade you to get up and have a dance with your special someone on the night.
Californian Zinfandel Rosé - Our Zinfandel boasts flavours of strawberry, summer fruits and citrus notes. It is refreshing with delicate aromas and a medium sweet aftertaste.
Country - This music originates in folk expressions from the American West and South. It is often a cross over with other styles of music and often romantic which can help to set the mood on the night.
Californian Cabernet Sauvignon - Our Cabernet Sauvignon is rich in flavour, dry and full-bodied; it has hints of blackcurrant and blueberry with mint coming through in its smooth tannins.
Classic Rock - The deep, complex and diverse nature of the flavours in our Cabernet Sauvignon make it a perfect match for Classic Rock. It is well suited to music which is best enjoyed loud and is always full of energy.
If you are looking for the ideal gift to surprise your partner this Valentine’s Day, look no further than our Valentine’s Day wine gifts. We offer single bottles with special hand-written notes which can be delivered directly to your special one – anonymously if required.
So why not surprise your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Click here to go shopping now.