5 Perfect Date and Wine Pairings for Valentine's Day

All you need is love… and a bottle of wine. Or maybe just the bottle of wine!

Every year, we release our TOP wines for this celebration, but this year, we want to do something special. We propose 5 different dates paired with the BEST wine for every occasion.

Whether you’re having a gal's night out, a romantic dinner, or a solo date, here are the best wines to uncork. All these picks were selected by our expert sommeliers. These are high quality, 90+ rated wines from all over the world that scream HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

wine pairings

Romantic Movie + 2018 A Nos Amours Par Lafont Fourcat Bordeaux

Pair a classic Hollywood movie with a perfect Bordeaux blend, a match made in heaven. Order your favorite pizza, serve the chips, the candies, and the bottle of A Nous Amours, and you’ll have the perfect date. A Nous Amours ("To Our Loves") is the perfect value Bordeaux wine. It was awarded 90pts by James Suckling and is crafted by the same talented winemaker as Ch. Ausone.

Cooking Date + 2021 Bernard Magrez Chateauneuf du Pape

A cooking date is one of the most fun experiences you can have. Whether you make a simple meal or a fancy one, cooking with your partner or friends, allows you to bond and enjoy a delicious meal at the end. We all know that a good meal has to be cooked with a glass of wine. This 92pt “textbook” Chateauneuf du Pape will be the perfect accompaniment for your date from start to finish, and by start I mean from the moment you start chopping the onions and turning on the stove.

Night Out Dancing + La Bollina Cuvee Sparkling Bollicina Brut NV

What better way to spend Galentine’s Day than dancing with your best friends? When stepping out to dance, you need a fun, light, and lively wine, like bubbles. La Bollina Cuvee Sparkling is not any bubbles. This Italian sparkling wine was awarded 93 Points and called one of the "Best Italian Wines" of the year by wine critic Luca Maroni. This amazing sparkling is vibrant, smooth, and the perfect pairing for your dance moves!

Spa + 2019 Les Heritiers Saint-Genys Clos Marcilly 'Cuvee Hermine' 1er Cru Mercurey Blanc

Slip into the white terry robe, step into the slippers and pour a glass of chilled white wine. A spa date can’t get any better! This top 1er Cru Mercurey Blanc was awarded 95pts and called a “Truly Remarkable White Mercurey" by wine critic James Suckling. Treat yourself to a relaxing spa, and a glass of this superb wine.

Picnic + 2015 Novy Family Winery Limerick Lane Vineyard Zinfandel Russian River Valley

Prepare a nice and simple picnic basket that includes a bottle of wine, a platter of cheeses and cold cuts, and a baguette, choose your favorite spot in the nearest park, or even your own garden, and enjoy! Picnics are happy occasions, so your wine should be too, and what wine screams happiness better than a nice Zin?

This 91pt Zin comes from legendary winemaker Adam Lee, owner of the cult-status winery, Siduri. Wine Spectator described this 100% Zin as “energetic and plump, with personality” This wine will be the perfect pairing.

Happy Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day friends!

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