February 8, 2011

Valentine's: A Romantical Rose - Sparkling Herdade Do Esporao

Ah, the week before Valentine's Day! Always a pressing time to figure out how your going to woo your wondrous. Our suggestion? Switch it up this year. There are only so many commercial chocolates and cards a girl or guy can get, so we're encouraging you to take it one step further... wining and dining!

All week we'll have the best tips for making your special day, well, special. Everything from wine suggestions to sexy pairings and mouth-watering recipes sure to land you some points... and then some! Bow-chicka-bow-wow!

And what better way to kick things off than by going romantical... romantical rose that is. Two words, Sparkling Rose by Herdade Do Esporao! I recently discovered this vineyard and have to say it stole my heart (no Valentine's pun intended). From the light effervescent bubbles to the beautiful light strawberry hue, thise wine surely resonates with all things L-O-V-E, and offers mild raspberry notes with a slight citrus undertone. On the finish, I almost had a "margarita-esque" taste which was delightfully surprising!

Cost: $19.99
Where to Buy: Lush Wine & Spirits
Pairing: Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!