Valentines is such a beautiful day. It provides an opportunity to demonstrate our intentions toward our love interest in as creative, sensuous and thrilling a manner as we have in our core. So dig down deep and let the internal well spark your imagination. It all starts with that decorative greeting card and Valentine artwork is the most aesthetically pleasing of all. This is the one tucked away as a treasured keepsake.
Is there any chance your amour isn’t looking, not tuned into cupid at this juncture? NO WAY. The media, friends and even family won’t allow that. So start devising your plan, your clever strategy early this year and bring it to the moon! In addition to the card, what else needs to be in your artillery? Flowers and something sweet always hits a home run and depending on your budget can be as affordable as one seductive rose and two chocolate dipped strawberries up to………….
Now for the showstopper, a bottle of bubbly and here enters the Grapevine Gypsy. In keeping with the theme, the gypsy recommends an elixir in the pinkish-red hue and there are many from which to choose in multiple price points at your local wine boutique. She would also like to remind you that efforts extended on Cupid’s Day are rewarded ten-fold and if there isn’t a significant other this year, who cares. Celebrate with friends or family and toast to the good life.
Recommendations for your Valentine Toast
The first four bottles cost under $20
Berberana Gran Tradición Brut Rosé Cava, Spain
This dry bubbly is medium-bodied with lively raspberry & floral notes
Val de Brun Brut Rosé Prosecco, Veneto, Italy
Light pink with bright berry flavors and a gentle nose of rose petal
Mumm Napa Brut Rosé, Napa Valley, California
Beautiful pink coral color with vivid aromas of black cherry, red berries and citrus
Anne de K Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rosé, France
Explosive and sophisticated with delicate scents of small red fruits
Argyle Brut Rosé, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Salmon hued with flavors of Bing cherry and honeysuckle. Bright bouquet of rose petal, anise and pink peppercorn
Mailly L’Internporille Rosé Grand Cru 2008, Champagne, France
Beautiful pale pink color with bright fruit and depth of texture. This champagne
can enter meal at any point: Appetizer, Salad, Entrée or Dessert