The 14th of February is a very special day, especially for us wine lovers. More than any other day, it’s an opportunity to share our love for wine with our Valentine: a sort of ‘Menage a trois’… but we’ll get back to this later.
Finding the right wine is important to put your dinner in the right direction. You want to show off your Love and your enthusiasm, but not too much, not too directly: subtly and romantically.
With our friends at HisandHerwine.com, we’ve found the 5 perfect wines to communicate your burning passion without playing with fire (too much).
To prevent the embarrassment your over-excitement could get you into, we’ve also identified the 5 wines you absolutely don’t want to be picking up for that night…
Read the full details for each wine under the summarized infographic below:
The 5 wines to have:
Terra Valentine Amore Sangiovese, Napa Valley, California
If your Italian is not so good, note that ‘Amore’ is Italian for ‘Love’. Sangiovese is one of the most typical Italian wine grape varieties (from Tuscany to be precise). All of it adding to the romanticism.
Expect a fruity yet fairly powerful red wine.
More information on terravalentine.com
As the producer puts it: “We made this bottle as a tribute to the brave few who rush into blind love ad shameless nights. We hand crafted this velvety California blend to pair perfectly with wild nights and ignoring your parents’ advice.”
Because your Love is reckless, and your parent’s aren’t watching… This wine will work.
More information on rebelcoastwinery.com
“Folie a Deux” is French for “a madness shared by two”. Because you’re crazy about each other, and a wine with a French accent from Sonoma County can only do the trick.
We think Pinot Noir is ideal for a romantic night, because it is fruity and not too tannic, keeping your feelings (and stomach) in the right mood. But other varietals are also available: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Zinfandel.
More information on folieadeux.com
Naked Winery Oh! Orgasmic Riesling, Columbia Valley, Washington
Expect a very sweet and powerfully aromatic white wine with this late harvest Riesling. Producer says “Sweet almost to the point of being an ice-wine!”. Notes of candied pear and apples. The Oh! Orgasmic range counts other varietals to vary your pleasures e.g. Sangiovese, Zinfandel or Pinot Blanc.
Some related and reasonable information on nakedwinery.com
Je t’aime Brut Rose, Limoux, France
Because no sentence is more beautiful than “Je t’aime“, French for “I Love You”.
The language of wine, and the language of Love, united…
You may love more information about this wine on jetaimeco.com
The 5 wines to avoid:
Menage a Trois Midnight Red Blend, California
If you have a message to carry across to your dear, like you’ve invited a guest to join the fun after dinner around midnight on the D-day, this is your perfect wine. But you may want to reconsider your message, or keep it for another day…
More info on menageatroiswines.com
Do I need to elaborate? Whether you’re a man or a woman, stay away from this wine on Valentine’s Day!
As good (and fun looking) as it might be, not for the 14th of February… Please!
Naked Winery Penetration Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Washington
Yes you love each other, and there are certain things that you like to share. But don’t put it on the table just yet!
For another day perhaps, or very early a.m. on the 15th, the producer describes this wine as follows: “Penetration is a woody wine with depth. […] Open up, relax and get Penetrated tonight.”
Further insight into this wine on nakedwinery.com
If you like Cabernet Sauvignon wine, we suggest you simply go for one with a more elegant name.
Mouton Noir Love Drunk, Willamette Valley, Oregon
So although the Pink color seems appropriate, Love Drunk Rosé wine… No!!
For another night, there’s info on moutonnoirwines.com
Ovum Wines ‘Ne Me Quitte Pas’, Rogue Valley, Oregon
If your relation is at a stage that even on Valentine’s Day you feel like begging her/him not to leave, don’t bring this bottle out.
Pick one of the recommended wines above that is about sharing and showing off how fond of her/him you are. Just enjoy the company of Love in this unique moment. Don’t break things apart with this Oregon Gewürztraminer. Keep them together with your passion…
Wine and producer info on ovumwines.com
We’ve also got ideas for wine decanters that go perfect with Valentine’s Day. Check out our Heart Wine Decanters.
If you’re still unsure what Valentine’s Day means to you. We’ve got an answer: Love is 2 hearts beating as one… & sharing wine !