It’s that time of year again. Shopping arcades turn into a sea of red and pink, cute chubby teddy bears line up offering bouquets of heart-shaped chocolates, and panicked shoppers bolt around trying to grab the most thoughtful-looking bunch of flowers.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Whatever your thoughts on this most romantic of all holidays, there’s no doubt that the day could be vastly improved with a glass of something delicious (and possibly fizzy).

Here are our top picks for bottles to enjoy with friends, on your own or even with the wine you love… (terrible pun happily intended).

Corney & Barrow Own Label Rioja

Garnet red in colour. Clean and intense aromas of red fruit and spicy notes. The palate displays rich plum, dark cherry fruit and warm spices, long lasting on the palate. Fresh balancing acidity and ripe tannin structure.

The perfect wine to get you warmed up!

Try with…

A sharp blue cheese. Or impress with this delicious recipe from Blanchette Soho.

 

 

Le Colture Sparkling Rosé Brut NV

Get the party started with this Rosé from the sparkling wine experts.

Located in Valdobbiadene, in the heartland of Prosecco production, their state of the art winery has an exciting new addition in the form of this attractive, pink sparkling Rosé, with its delicate mousse and ripe, red berry flavours.

Try with…..

Strawberries, raspberries, any berry smothered in chocolate!

 

 

 

 

Corney & Barrow Own Label Sparkling Blanc de Blancs NV

This traditional method sparkler is a breath of fresh Alpine air! Made for Corney & Barrow by Savoie’s leading producer.

A Chenin-based blend of important local grape varieties, this wine is bone dry with delicate, crisp apple and light brioche notes.

Try with….

An Organic Quinoa Salad, courtesy of the team at Pisqu London. Get the recipe here

 

 

11 Minutes IGT Rosé delle Venezie Famiglia Pasqua 2016

What could you do in just 11 minutes…?

Gently press grapes from Vento so that they create this glorious ethereal pale pink colour, rich fruit Rosé. Obviously.

Try with ….

Scallops, sashimi, sushi, salmon!

 

 

 

Wiston Estate Brut NV

An English Sparkling guaranteed to impress!

Brought to us from the beautiful family-run Wiston Estate in the heart of England’s rolling South Downs in West Sussex, this traditional method Brut offers us a balanced wine combining delicate primary fruits, zest and a characterful richness.

Try with … 

Posh popcorn

 

Want more to love? Oh, go on then… ⇒

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