Monday, 13 February 2017

TOP 6 Red Wines 2017 to Make a Date With on Valentine's Day

It’s Valentine’s Day and you have zero plans. Perfect! Who wants to deal with crowded restaurants and unrealistic expectations when you could stay home and savor your true love: WINE. Here are six easy-going and fun bottles to call for a good time, whether you’re sharing with your cat and your favorite sesame chicken, or your partner of seemingly one million (beautiful) years.

pineau daunis
Photo by Marissa A. Ross
Manoir de la Tête Rouge “K’sa Tête” Pineau d’Aunis, $26
The K’sa Tête is young, dark and mysterious; the kind of silhouette that catches your eye while moving under muted neon in the back of your favorite dive bar. It’s light on its feet with the tart red fruits that are signature of Pineau d’Aunis, but is seductively spicy and wears a faintly tobacco-tinged jean jacket. It tastes like you’re drinking down a dance party with a stranger. Pop a bottle, turn the lights down low, and the volume way up on your favorite Ty Segall album. Clothing optional, favorite underwear mandatory.

Photo by Marissa A. Ross
Frank Cornelissen “Contadino” Vino Rosso, $28
The only thing better than getting flowers, is getting yourself flowers. Instead of buying crappy roses, grab a few different varieties and take them home to build your own bouquet. Then open up a bottle of Frank Cornelissen’s “Contadino.” It tastes like a bushel of spiced violets, with smoked cranberry, and chewy rhubarb. This easy-drinker is great on its own while you’re sashaying around with petals flying, and is versatile enough to hang around for whatever take-out you ordered.

Photo by Marissa A. Ross
Cantina Della Volta Lambrusco, $27
Nothing rivals a full heart like a full stomach, and nothing fills both quite like Italian food. And when it comes to Italian food, the Cantina Della Volta Lambrusco is your ride-or-die. From pasta to pizza to chicken parmesan, this slightly effervescent Lambrusco is always down. Bursting with red fruit and acidity, it compliments sweet red sauces, cuts through cream, and sops up all the greasy goodness from your local pizza joint.

Photo by Marissa A. Ross
Les Capriades Pet-Sec Rosé, $26
Light those fancy, expensive candles you never use and take that bath you never have time to take with a bottle of the Les Capriades Pet-Sec Rosé. It tastes like sweet rose water and sour, carbonated raspberries, and is very refreshing to the palate while soaking and listening to Sade. I highly recommend pairing it with an extended skin care routine that utilizes every sill product in your cabinet, although my personal favorite is Aesop’s Primrose Facial Mask.

Photo by Marissa A. Ross
Patrick Sullivan “Bonkers” Blend, $24
Weekend or not, Valentine’s Day is as good of a reason as any to brunch (AKA drink before noon). Whip up your favorite buzzy Sunday recipe and pour yourself a chilled glass of Patrick Sullivan’s Bonkers. While you wouldn’t normally think of red wines having a place at the breakfast table, Bonkers tastes like sour Fruit Loops drizzled with pink Himalayan sea salt and goes down like more delicious grapefruit juice.

Photo by Marissa A. Ross
Le Sot de l’Ange Aziaum Rouge, $26
If you’re looking for a good swoon, invite a bottle of Le Sot de l’Ange Rouge over to your couch. The Aziaum is playfully energetic with streaks of mischief and complexity. It’s tart and dusty with blackberry and red currant, and is addictively smooth. It’s the perfect companion for renting Godard’s Pierrot le Fou and fantasizing about sexy crime sprees in 1960’s France.

No comments:

Post a Comment