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Valentine's Day with Wine

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Valentine's Day with Wine
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What could be more romantic than drinking a favorite wine with your special someone on Valentine's day? If you need a wine gift, or a wine rec to complement dinner, then look no further, we've got plenty of ideas waiting to make Valentine's day tops!

Valentine's Day Wine Gift Ideas

Do you need a couple of Valentine's day gift ideas this year? Then take a minute to peruse the Wine Lover's Top 10 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas Center. It won't take long to come away with a few present options to surprise your special someone. From chocolate and wine pairings to wine gift certificates, there are plenty of options to help cupid knock this Valentine's Day out of the park.

Wine and Chocolate Pairings

Wine and chocolate - two of the world’s most romantic foods. When it comes to coming up with a creative Valentine’s day gift, you can make your own gift basket filled with one or two favorite wines, strategically paired with delicious chocolate. Check out specific wine and chocolate pairing ideas here. Some say it can’t be done, pairing wine with chocolate, but if you have the right wine to complement the right chocolate it can be a match made in heaven! Whether you are pairing a delicate white chocolate or a lively dark chocolate with wine, there are a few pairing tips to keep in mind.

Fortified Wines for Valentines

If you are brainstorming some "stay at home" Valentine's day options. One way to bring a new wine flavor to the holiday is to invite a fortified wine to the festivities. A fortified wine offers amazing pairing potential for both cheese and chocolate pairings and will make a sweet memory for those looking to celebrate Valentine's day on a slimmer budget, with a wallet-wise wine splurge.

Budget Valentine Wines

With Valentine's day coming quickly on the heels of Christmas, sometimes wallets are a little strapped. So, in light of making Valentine's day special on a shoestring budget, consider the gift of good value wine finds.

These budget friendly, tastey wine finds offer exceptional bang for your wine buying buck, with good consumer accessibility at very welcoming price points. These value wines are easy to find, easy to drink and very food-friendly (three pre-requisites that most wine lovers appreciate!). Take a peek at the Top 20 list of Good Value Wines Under $10 here.

Top 10 Dessert Wines for Valentine's Day

Whether it's chocolate or cheesecake, Crème Brulée or Tiramisu - there are plenty of dessert wines to handle any dessert pairing needs. Keep in mind that dessert wines come in a variety of styles, flavors and price points and many can serve dual purpose as both an aperitif or dessert wine.

Anyway you slice it good food and good wine can really enhance any Valentine's day. However, Valentine's day does not have to be limited to a fun wine, there are plenty of beverage pairing options from beer, cocktail and wine to take a good dinner up a notch.

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