Despite the intent of the day, you likely agree there is some stress associated with February 14th. Even if you, like us, are inclined to celebrate love everyday, social norms have created a bit of hoopla around Valentine’s Day itself. The good news is wine can ALWAYS be to the rescue in such situations. Here are three easy ways to get it right this year!
1. Your relationship is personal, so GET PERSONAL.
Take a page out of the Pour Favor book – while any wine will be a nice gesture, if you take the time to make your selection personal you’re bound to hit it out of the park. You know, select a nice bottle from France to remind your sweetheart of the killer time you spent together along the Riviera back when you were “kids”. If you’re stumped, EMAIL US to get advice!
2. Selecting something new for your person shows how much you invested in making the gift special, so GET CREATIVE.
In this case, we’re managing the heavy-lifting as far as creativity goes. BUY LAMBRUSCO. What says love more so than a wine that is oh-so-slightly frizzante (bubbly-ish), pink, and pairs with meat?? Lambrusco (Lamb-Brew-SkO) is a delightful Italian wine phenomenon you may be familiar with in ways we don’t want you to be (aka it has a reputation from days of yore we’re happier you leave in the past, you know, with the yore). In this day and age what’s being imported (at last!) is the ANSWER TO YOUR PRAYERS. Slightly rustic, yet vibrant and lively, lovely, and DRY yet fruit-forward (in ways that only serve to ‘cut through the fat’ of the cheese and charcuterie plate you were smart to also have prepared for your V-day “in”), there are two in particular we know you AND your sweetheart will adore: Cantina della Volta and Podere Il Saliceto. Either (or both!) of these two wines is likely to surprise and delight you – and all the while you’ll get props for being that loveable out-of-the-chocolate-box thinker that you are!
3. Valentine’s Day is just one day, so instead, MAKE IT LAST.
If you’re reading this post it is because you’re already interested in wine. Check! So… if you and yours thrive in a crowd and want to enjoy a whirlwind experience exploring dozens of wines, take the show on the road! Head downtown to the Boston Wine Expo this weekend (TIP: Buy your tickets in advance and have a plan before you embark!). If you prefer a more custom experience, plan a tasting at home or a date with us and we’ll be sure you find WINE YOU CAN BOTH GET EXCITED ABOUT. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!
It’s not hard to play Cupid this year. Simply embrace the opportunity – we know you will heart us for it!