With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re all on the hunt for that perfectly romantic bottle to share with our significant other. Rather than reaching for your usual weeknight vino, take the romance up a notch and set the mood by choosing from one of our favorites. Light some candles, pop the cork, and get to sipping, because nothing says “I love you” quite like a bottle of wine.

We hope you and your customers enjoy these selections!

THE PERFECT WINES FOR VALENTINE’S

Our Wine Team has put together a robust list of wines that will make perfect Valentine’s Day gifts. From rosés to spicy meads to bubbly beaut’s, there’s something for everyone! Below are some highlights from the list.

 

THE PERFECT WINES FOR VALENTINE’S

Our Wine Team has put together a robust list of wines that will make perfect Valentine’s Day gifts. From rosés to spicy meads to bubbly beaut’s, there’s something for everyone! Below are some highlights from the list.

You can download the PDF here.

SKIP THE ROSES – GIVE ROSÉS INSTEAD

Charles Smith “Band of Roses” Rosé – Each of us discovers music in our own way, and the same is true for wine. Inspired by the way music can transform the way we feel, this dry Rosé plays a vibrant and floral melody that’ll get the party started. Just chill the bottle and chill out with your latest playlist, your favorite guest list, or both.

MoodyGirl Blushing Rosé (La Mancha) – Just-picked strawberries and rose petals on the nose, give way to a sip full of beautiful berry fruit with a crisp bright finish. Fresh and exciting, soft and lovely, just like the Moody girl who brought it to you.

Lucien Albrecht Crémant d’Alsace Brut Rosé 90 pts Wine Enthusiast (2018) – “Tart apple and fresh lemon meet on the invigorating nose. The vivid palate fizzes with freshness and brings in lots of lemony brightness. The finish is harmonious, rounded, fruit-driven and dry.”
RACY REDS – FROM TABOO TO “I LOVE YOU”

Michael David Winery “LUST” Zinfandel – “Lust is dark as night in the glass. A soft, decadent mouth feel with flavors of dark black fruit, chocolate cake batter, crème de cassis, orange zest and bakers’ spice. Dark, rich and decadent, this wine screams Lust!”

Ménage à Trois “Midnight” Dark Red Blend -“Do you like to do it in the dark? You will, after we captivate you with our gorgeous garnet color, and seduce your palate with our bold blackberry and plush spiced plum flavors. But it doesn’t stop there. We also bring you joy with hints of mocha, and exotic spiced kisses, which will linger on your lips. Our supple, expressive taste with its long, flavorful finish intermingles with blackberry pastilles and hints of violet. Once you embrace our velvety Midnight Red Blend, you’ll reveal your deepest, darkest desires.”

Love Noir “Satin” Red – “Experience the sultry fruit forward flavors and seductive textures of Love Noir Satin Red. Richness and decadence are balanced with supple structure to form layers of luxurious flavor from the first alluring sip to the last. Notes of dark cherry, fresh raspberry and a hint of coffee spark intensity and intrigue, culminating in a smooth and silky finish with a touch of spice. Succumb to your urges and experience Love Noir.”

Renacer “Milamore” 2015 – “An exciting, innovative wine produced from a blend of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Bonarda and uniquely dried and vinified in the Amarone style. The grapes that produce Milamore are sourced from 50+ years old vines located in three distinct high-altitude vineyards from the Mendoza region in Argentina. The grapes are dried on the vines (appassimento), until they loose 1/3 of their weight. After a prolonged fermentation (both alcoholic and malolactic) the wine is aged in new French barriques for 12 months. Tasting notes: Dark ruby red in color, Milamore offers supple aromas of ripe berries, raisin, and plums. Sensual notes of exotic spices, charcoal and chocolate are seamlessly layered with the fruit. Full bodied, rich and complex, with a long finish beautifully framed by fine-grained tannins. This is a very special wine that will surprise many wine lovers.”

Prophecy Red Blend (“The Lovers Blend”) – “Our Red Blend brings together fruit from two renowned growing regions, Washington and California. This wine is silky and medium bodied, with  layers of red fruit complemented by aromas of spice and vanilla leading to a long silky finish.”

RACY WHITES & SPICY MEAD

Snow Farm Vineyards “Naked Mermaid” – “An Estate Wine from the “vineyard by the water” on Lake Champlain, arises a wine as mysterious as a mermaid. Sweet on the lips with a delicate body for all who believe! Floral, lemon and pear on the nose. Pink grapefruit and orange flavors. Semi sweet wine.”

FlowerBox White 3L Box – “Finally a boxed wine for your dinner table! And the wine tastes as beautiful as it looks! Orchard fruit, quince and a touch of herbs on the nose give way to creamy texture on the palate and a crisp bright finish. Pair it with Manchego and quince paste, pasta primavera or Monday night rotisserie chicken. 100% Viura grapes.”

Artesano Chili Cinnamon Mead – “A little heat on the tongue goes a long way to balance the sweetness in this very special mead. This honey wine is the result of many test batches with combinations of spices, herbs and pretty much anything else we thought might work well. The result is slightly picante with a wonderful cinnamon finish. After taking the first sip, we said, “Wow! This one’s great!”.”
 

FEATURED WINE

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA WINERY
DIAMOND SERIES CLARET

“Our prize offering, the ultra premium Claret, sports a label that honors the first Cabernet Sauvignon blended in a Bordeaux style by Gustave Niebaum in 1910. Claret is a term originally coined by the British to describe Cabernet-based wines. This Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc blend is alluring and sophisticated; it is memorably lush with a tapestry of smooth tannins and succulent flavors of wild berries, plum and anise. Borrowing tradition of European wineries, we add gold netting to bottle to signify outstanding quality of wine.”

Watch a short video about Claret here.

 

INTRODUCING

 

We are proud to announce our partnership with North Branch Vineyards!

Family owned and operated, North Branch Vineyards is a small winery, which lies beside the North Branch River, a branch on the Winooski River in Montpelier’s picturesque valley. We began the winery in our basement in 2007, producing only 125 gallons which was equivalent to 625 bottles.  We began with a small pump and (7) 25 gallon stainless steel tanks.  We have increased our production and now produce up to 12,000 annually.