How to find the best wine for Valentine's Day
Love is in the air!
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and you might be looking for the perfect gift to make the evening with your better half more romantic. What else could be more delightful than a bottle of wine lovingly selected by you?
Wine has this profound ability to make anyone feel warm. Drawing references from pop-culture and wine representations in the mainstream media, wine is a symbol of love, happiness, and good times. This is particularly true for red wine, hence the high demand for them every 14th of February.
If you’re looking forward to dropping by your favourite wine store in Singapore, you may want to first equip yourself with some wine know-how. In this article, discover some tips on how to find the best wine to share with your valentine.
1. Be Certain of Their Preference
Does your significant other prefer bold wines—Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or Shiraz, perhaps? Or maybe fruity, sweet-tasting wines like Moscato, Riesling, and Malbec? How about earthy wines such as Chianti? Or is (s)he fond of light ones like Pinot Grigio and Prosecco?
Wines, like food, vary greatly. Each has distinct taste notes that appeal differently to people and the last thing you’d want is to buy a bottle of wine that your significant other does not like. Wines, like love, fall into a spectrum. They have different origins and the ways they are fermented give them their unique taste. Did you know that there are wines that taste like chocolates?
2. Seek recommendation from the professionals
Whether in-store or online, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the wide selection of wines you can find—and what better way to get recommendations than asking? Wine stores sales assistants are trained and might even be wine connoisseurs who can recommend a bottle that best suits your taste.
The same goes when purchasing wines from an online wine store. You can always send an inquiry via email or chats or give their sales team a call for a faster response.
3. Know Your Budget
While you want to be romantic, it is also smart to be pratical . It’s always the thought that counts, remember? Whether you prefer going out for Valentine’s dinner or staying at home to Netflix and chill, choosing the best wine for V-day does not necessarily mean splurging too much for something that’s way out of your budget.
The good news? There’s always a good wine that can fit your budget. Case in point: Our Haart to Heart semi-dry wine that is on sale now. A refreshing and fruity Riesling from Mosel, Germany, it is the perfect wine for your heart-to-heart occasion.
4. Pair Your Wine With Your Dinner
If you’re spending Valentines at home with a simple yet sweet candlelit dinner, it’s best to know what you’re having for dinner so you can choose a wine that complements the course.
Is it lamb chop for dinner or grilled chicken? Can you bring home a Luis Felipe Edwards wine? Will the dinner be spicy, savoury, or citrusy? These questions will serve important roles for the night. As every wine connoisseur knows, your choice of wine should balance out your meal. Hailing from Chile, Luis Felipe Edwards wine has the varieties ranging from Sauvignon Blanc to Cabernet Sauvignon to meet your pairing needs.
5. How to choose your wines
If your significant other is someone especially fond of wine, find her favourite wine bottles, do a quick google search on the type of wine or winery it came from and go on a hunt for similar ones. Plus points if the particular wine you’re looking for is a rare find—guaranteed your valentine will be swooned by the effort.
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Date: 14 February 2020