Perfect Wine Selections For This Valentine’s Day

Perfect Wine Selections For This Valentine’s Day

 

 

There’s a common misconception no thanks to the way Valentine’s Day is marketed that it’s exclusively for couples, or those with romantic attachments to enjoy. There’s no reason for a single person to be left out though; after all, self-love and self-discovery are journeys that should be equally celebrated. Whether it’s showing some gratitude for how far you’ve come on your own, or appreciating the strength it took to leave something behind that wasn’t working for you anymore – take the evening of February 14th to say cheers to yourself for once.

Light up a scented candle, put on your fuzzy slippers, pick out your favourite book and crack open a bottle of something local to make the Valentine’s Day that you’re single one to rival all others. You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own apartment, or wade through the snow, or feel self-conscious waiting in line at the LCBO on your own in your sweatpants; you can simply purchase your favourite selections through Wine Online and have them delivered right to your door.

If you’re looking for some recommendations, the Triomphe Cabernet Franc VQA by Southbrook Vineyards is a wonderfully sophisticated and creative choice. The 2016 vintage shines of expressive red fruit making for a juicy sipping experience. It also boasts a vanilla-lavender streak, bringing elegance to the bottle. It’s a savoury and complex red with natural sweetness and long finish; draw yourself a lavish bubble bath, pour yourself a glass, and let it take you.

If you want to learn your favourite wines or maybe discover some new ones, consider something a bit spicier to accompany an appetizing meal, like the Shiraz-Cabernet VQA by Creekside Estate, vintage 2015. This selection is decidedly aromatic, with scents of violets, plums, red currant and white pepper. While medium-bodied on the palate, drinkers will welcome the bright fruit flavours of wild raspberry and strawberry, then invite the savoury cedar and white pepper coming back around for the finish.  Pair this selection with an assortment of cured meats if you’re preparing a charcuterie board or with a gorgeous medium-rare steak and roasted vegetables.

The Cabernet Sauvignon by Konzelmann Estate Winery, vintage 2015, is another favourite from the Niagara region. It’s denser than most and offers some spice, complimenting the chilly weather perfectly. With black currant, sweet cinnamon and pomegranate on the nose and palate, accompanied by a firm but smooth tannic structure and a mild smokiness, there is real depth to this bottle. Enjoy while popping in that artsy foreign film your ex would never acquiesce to watching with you.

The idea that only people in partnerships are allowed to reap the benefits of Valentine’s Day is an old and outdated trope. Singles should not hesitate to live this evening up too! With so much personal success to commemorate in realms outside of romance, take the day to yourself. Do something fun or relaxing, and finish the night off with a glass of something smooth and delicious; give yourself credit for all the happiness you’re aspiring to without anyone else’s help.

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