Wine Lovers

Posted on: February 11, 2020

With Valentine’s Day coming up this week, many folks may be planning on making a reservation at a fancy restaurant.  Although this would be my usual trend, this year I am thinking of a quiet, romantic dinner at home with the hubby.  The perfect companion to a delicious meal is a perfect bottle of wine.  After all, no special occasion is complete without opening a bottle to celebrate.  Picking a bottle of wine is overwhelming in general but even more so when it’s for a Valentine’s date.  Whether you decide to splurge or choose a budget-friendly but delicious wine to impress your S.O., below are some great options from Champagne to Rosé.

Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses Rosé –  Let’s take a moment to admire this pretty bottle with its base carved in the shape of a glass rose.  Truly eye-catching.  This crisp delight has vibrant red fruit and herbal tones.

Long Meadow Ranch Pinot Noir Anderson Valley – Pick up some extra bottles because you’ve got a winner on hand.  A deep ruby colour and earthy tones with cherry and floral.  This dry wine is supported with the right amount of acidity that keeps everything sharp and focused.

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc – New Zealand is known for its crisp, juicy sauvignon blanc.  This white wine is a perfect example as it delivers intense flavours of gooseberry, melon, lime and minerality.

Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Brut Rosé Champagne – Known for being the #1 selling Rosé Champagne in the world.  This wine gets its glorious pink colour from red fruit flavours.  With aromas of raspberry, flint, sour cherry and citrus, this pairs perfectly with fine dining and will certainly impress your S.O.

Menargos Commandaria – End the meal on a high note and wash down your dessert with a little dessert wine.  With complex aromas of caramel, coffee and dried figs and notes of honey, this makes a great after dinner drink.

Nail the art of a romantic gourmet dinner by choosing the perfect wine to pair it with from LCBO.


~Asna, Guest Services Coordinator

📸:  Gérard Bertrand Wine