Love is in the air…….say it with WINE!

15 or so more day’s til Valentine’s Day 2012. What to get your loved one? Chocolate, dinner, flowers, lingerie, oh the list goes on and on.  Many of us have traditions with our loved one’s, like a very special dinner? A picnic? etc…

I prefer wine, OK I know no surprise here.  But why do I prefer wine?  Wine is to be shared with great company.  Have you ever shared a special bottle with that perfect person?  Sharing is caring and wine just oozes sexy, sultry, passion, and LOVE!

Wine & Chocolate, why not just remember, the lighter the chocolate, the lighter the wine and the darker and more bitter chocolate fuller bodied wines usually pair better.  Strawberries dipped in dark chocolate? Oh yes please why not pair it with an elegant Brachetto D’Acqui or a beautiful Rose Champagne.

Or maybe you are having dinner at home or going out.  Here are some suggestions:

Why not a Gewurztraminer paired with an Asian dish.

A Super Tuscan, Barolo, or Brunello di Montalcino paired with a pasta dish with meat or chicken.

Pinot Noir paired with a gorgeous piece of Salmon or Grouper.

How about Duck? Oh yes please a nice Burgundy pairs beautifully, play’s off the gaminess.

Chicken pot pie,  quiche or a shrimp scampi try it with a Chardonnay.

Pork or Mushroom risotto, try a Riesling.

The most versatile wine is Champagne.  You can start with Champagne and finish with it. Starters like oysters, raw shrimp, cheese, and sushi. Dinner have it with Lobster, shrimp, scallops, chicken.  Then finish with a dessert like fruit puddings, tarts, or cake.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

About WineGoddess1

Wine Quotes: " Wine improves with age, the older I get the more I like it." "Save the earth, it's the only planet with wine" " A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine" "Wine is meant to be shared with friends" I started this blog to share my education and passion about the wine world. Hope you enjoy! :)
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One Response to Love is in the air…….say it with WINE!

  1. Tim Traub says:

    Hi Michelle, couldn’t help but noticed all ur Yelp reviews and wanted to invite you and a friend to dinner at our new restaurant, no strings attached except an honest review. Let me know if ur interested. Best regards Tim Traub cell 561-789-7209 Cara Mia Trattoria 1040 Alton Rd MB.

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