Logo name authorBy Mark Keane

Valentine’s Day is approaching, you’ve booked a nice restaurant but you want to make the night truly unforgettable by opening up a bottle of something fancy. With the extent of your wine knowledge coming from the film “Sideways”, you aren’t sure what to order. There’s no need to lose your cool as we have you covered with a list of the best drinks for Valentine’s Day. Follow our advice and you will definitely get a kiss by the end of the night!

 

Champagne

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Bollinger, the champagne of choice for James Bond, is the perfect drink to start Valentine’s with. It’s impossible to find somebody, whether they are novices or connoisseurs, that doesn’t love it. The “Bollinger Style” is renowned throughout the world for its beautiful aromas and complex flavours of brioche, walnuts, and for being full bodied yet perfectly balanced.

This is the sort of decadent treat that is perfect for a romantic night out. James Bond is never disappointed with it, nor will you be!


 

White wine

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Pick up a bottle of Louis Jadot “Couvent de Jacobins” Bourgogne Chardonnay for a wine lover who wants something traditional. Irish wine drinkers will be making white Burgundy the wine of choice this Valentine’s. It’s a reliable safe choice, whilst also being very food friendly.

The “Couvent de Jacobins” was NOFFLA’s “Best White Wine of 2014/15”, where judges described it as being “aromatic, complex, classy, and sheer finesse in a bottle”.


 

A New World take on an old classic

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The Cono Sur 20 Barrels Pinot Noir is a Chilean take on an old classic, with the 20 Barrels being the outcome of their vision to produce Chile’s first ultra-premium Pinot. It’s light style, which has a great balance of tannin and acidity, is ideal to be paired with food.

You will get elegant and complex cherry, strawberry, plum flavours mingled with a touch of leather and smoke.


 

Something really special

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The Marqué s de Riscal Rioja Reserva is 90% Tempranillo from vines that are over 45 years old, and made using experience that is over 150 years old. When tasting it, you will get spicy balsamic notes, some dark berries and lightly toasted nuances. This wine is rich and it’s well suited to being drunk while gazing into your loved one’s eyes.


 

A nightcap

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It’s time to finish your meal up with something a little different, a bottle of Graham’s 10 year old Tawny Port. This port is oak aged which gives it a beautiful tawny colour, complex nutty aromas, honey and fig tastes, and a long finish. Delicious!

 

Have a romantic Valentine’s Day!!

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