After the hangover of the Christmas holidays, when we toasted with sparkling wine as much as we could, as much as we were allowed and even a bit more, and now that the hideous January is about to be over, thanks God, it is time to start thinking about the next celebration: Valentine Day! With or without love it is the perfect masquerade to find new wines. I suggest that together we take a look on the most special sparkling wines to celebrate the most romantic day of the year (or so they say).
Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé: tops my list because it is smooth and silky, like the your darling’s mane. I have also chosen it because it is pink, the color of those little hearts that adorn the post you will dedicate to your sweetheart with words of love in such date accompanying a bouquet of flowers.
Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial: this champagne will help you to convince her. After the dinner, which you have cooked to show her just a small sample of your skills, she will probably give you a “Yes I Do”. And that should be enough to decide it all.
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut: this is my favorite champagne. The perfect choice for Valentine’s night and even better option for breakfast the next morning. Pair it with strawberries, chocolate and lots of love.
After you and your girlfriend have been drinking these three bottles you have probably already promised each other eternal love several times, but as some people can really drink a lot, I will give you some more names for the list, a bit cheaper because at that point there is no need to pull the boat out:
Codorníu Blanc de Blancs: Xarel.lo, Parellada and Macabeo come together in a perfect blend made in Spain.
Freixenet Reserva Real: a spectacular cava which will get your attention thanks to its original bottle.
Marina Espumante: in this life champagne and cava are not everything and that is why I wanted to include in the list a sparkling Moscatel. The price is exceptional and its look is totally original. It’s worth buying a few bottles to have at home, as this sparkling wine is great for a romantic evening, but also fits with a meeting with friends, together with some cakes or desserts or as a starter.