Valentine’s Day is the perfect moment to show your loved one how much you care, and just when you think you’ve navigated the vast mountain that is Valentines Day planning and you’ve both sat down to dine across the romantic candlelit setting before you, one obstacle remains – The Wine List.
Where do you begin? What goes with what and did I bring the right bottle to impress that first date?
I guess you will never really know the answer to that question, but at least you can put in 110% of your efforts with our useful guide!
This is quite often the most daunting part of the whole date, choosing the wine. Even when the room is at the perfect temperature your hands still manage to go clammy, and you get the mental block, well this is about to change!
If you’re choosing for a light starter I would always go for what we call – an all-rounder wine, something like a dry Sauvignon or a Soave, these wines will, generally speaking, go with anything and everything, and you can always go for something a bit more hearty and meaty later on when the date intensifies.
If you are choosing a wine for a Beef Wellington or a gamey stew, or just a meaty dish I’d go for something a little more robust – a Chardonnay from Division, or a California chardonnay, or a Garnacha from Cariñena, these wines should really hit the spot.
Alternatively, the Sommelier is there to help, so don’t be afraid to ask! This is especially important if your date is a vegan and you need help with choosing vegan wine to impress them.
Up until valentine’s day this year, anyone that buys wine, or gifts from us will receive FREE DELIVERY!! After all, it’s all about sharing the love! Make sure you use the code WINEFORMYLOVE. This credit can be applied towards an upcoming subscription payment, or you can use it in our online Pull The Cork Shop to get even more of the wine you love.