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8 of the Best Wines for Valentine’s Day


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The Only Eight Wines You Need for Your Valentine's Day Celebration

Whether you see it as commercialized nonsense or a celebration of love, Valentine’s Day is upon us and there’s no escaping it. We can’t outrun the chocolates, the stuffed bears, and the heart-shaped everything. Regardless of your relationship status, it’s pretty safe to say that a bottle of wine will be in your near future. So what’s the best drink for the day? We’ve rounded up the eight best wines for Valentine’s Day, no matter where you are or who you’re celebrating with. Valentine’s, Galentine’s, whatever your evening may hold — all’s fair in love in wine.

Julien Sunier Fleurie 2015

The Only Eight Wines You Need for Your Valentine's Day CelebrationDid you know that red wine is the best wine out there for sex? That’s right, scientists have discovered that the compounds in red wine actually stimulate sexual desire in women. However, keeping the alcohol content low is essential; as you may (hopefully) or may not know, too much alcohol can affect performance. Stick with a low-alcohol reds, like this Cru Beaujolais from Julien Sunier, for just the right amount of sensual stimulation. Average price: $30

Fattoria San Giuliano Moscato d’Asti 2015

The Only Eight Wines You Need for Your Valentine's Day CelebrationWhat’s more romantic than a light effervescence and a little something sweet? Moscato is a great Valentine’s Day wine for all of those reasons; the frothy fizz adds a little sparkle to the evening, while the residual sugar adds a pleasant sweetness to the palate. Plus, low alcohol means less chance of those performance issues previously mentioned. Average price: $18

Chateau de Trinquevedel 2015

The Only Eight Wines You Need for Your Valentine's Day CelebrationWho says rosé is only for the summer? Look to a darker, fuller-bodied rosé, like this gorgeous example from Tavel, for a perfect winter pink. The dark hues of the wine are perfect for the occasion, while the fuller-bodied, savory palate makes the wine incredibly food-friendly. Perfect for a festive date night dinner in. Average price: $18

Tissot Cremant du Jura NV

The Only Eight Wines You Need for Your Valentine's Day CelebrationThis biodynamic bubbly is ideal for any celebration, including one for you and your significant other. This aromatic blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay makes for the perfect pop before your Valentine’s Day dinner. Flavors of nutty almond and white flowers make for an enticing aperitif. Average price: $24

A.R. Lenoble Brut Nature Dosage Zéro

The Only Eight Wines You Need for Your Valentine's Day CelebrationSometimes the occasion really does call for the real deal, right? We love A.R. Lenoble’s Brut Nature Dosage Zéro; delicate aromas of white flowers and a bone-dry palate of stone fruit are ravishing for your celebration of love. The wine comes from one of the last entirely family-run Champagne houses, making for handcrafted wines just as special as your significant other. Average price: $41

Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé NV

The Only Eight Wines You Need for Your Valentine's Day CelebrationBubbly and pink with slight hues of gold — could there be a more appropriate bottle for the day? This classic rosé Champagne is always at the top of our list when it comes to sparkling pink. Refined aromas and light red fruit on the palate make this wine delicately delicious. Average price: $85

Château Coutet Barsac 2011

The Only Eight Wines You Need for Your Valentine's Day CelebrationWhat pairs perfectly with that golden necklace that you’re gifting/receiving? A lusciously golden bottle of dessert wine from the king of all sweet wines, Sauternes. While wines from Sauternes can be a splurge, if there’s any day to do so, today’s the day, especially if it’s just for you! #treatyoself! Average price: $86

Graham’s 20 Year Old Tawny Port

The Only Eight Wines You Need for Your Valentine's Day CelebrationSingle on the big day? No worries at all! This is your night to celebrate friends, family, and, above all, yourself. Treat yourself to a bottle of Graham’s 20 Year Tawny Port. It’s sweet, delicious, and fun; basically everything that you are in a bottle. Plus, it pairs gorgeously with vanilla ice cream, fudgy brownies, and all things chocolate. Love yourself; you deserve it. Average price: $54

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