14 Wine-Related Valentine’s Day Ideas

Posted By Don Sumner on Feb 12, 2015 |

For February 14, here are 14 romantic ideas for wine lovers…

  1. Visit a few of your favorite wineries, and spend the day sipping and nibbling. End with reservations at a romantic restaurant.
  2. Toast the day with wines made for romance: Champagnes and Rosés (such as Sumner Vineyards Pinot Noir Rosé). Buy the best that you can afford…the day is worth it!
  3. Express your love by writing down all the different reasons you love them…each on an individual cork.
  4. Give your love a dozen bottles of red wine, rather than a dozen red roses…or perhaps both!
  5. Valentine’s Day traditionally features chocolate. How about wine-filled truffles?
  6. Have two champagne flutes etched with your names for a very special toast.
  7. Create a picnic by the fireplace, complete with comfortable pillows, your favorite finger foods, and of course a special wine.
  8. For people who love to cook, you can create a unique evening…in the kitchen…by deciding on the menu, and finding the wines and recipes to match.
  9. Create a wine-themed movie night and stock plenty of appetizers and wines to sip while watching. Ideas: French Kiss, A Good Year, Bottle Shock, Sideways.cheese
  10. Buy the ingredients for an over-the-top cheese platter (above) to pair with a bottle (or two) of your favorite red wines.
  11. Make reservations at a B&B in your own town for a quick and easy romantic retreat. Make sure to have a bottle of wine waiting for your Valentine.
  12. Make up a basket filled with wine(s), bread, cheese, chocolate, strawberries (chocolate-dipped?), and glasses. Drive to a beautiful view an hour before sunset.
  13. Have a fondue+wine Valentine’s evening: one fondue with cheese, matched with red wine, one fondue with chocolate, matched with a port.
  14. Visit a local wine bar and while away the evening tasting wines and eating from the bar menu. Having a taxi pick you up and take you home again might be prudent, too!