There is many a besotted couple that only wine on Valentines Day because of the pressure to make this day special. The rest of the three hundred and sixty-four days of the year they rely upon other sorts of spirits to provide that warm and fuzzy buzz, so when this holiday focused on Love rolls around every February, these once a year wine drinkers are left staring aimlessly at the wine aisle with no clue what wine to pair with their impending evening of amore.
Don’t worry lovers, I’ve got a few safe (and of course wallet friendly) wines for you to choose from that will impress your object of affection on this Valentines Day:
· If you and your love enjoy the darker side of life, collectors of odd treasures, lovers of The Walking Dead, and prefer a smidgen of edge in all that you do, pick up a bottle of Benefactor Cellars Shiraz (available at Trader Joes). The Benefactor Cellars Shiraz is a spicy red wine with warm fruit flavors; it’s a stylish bottle featuring a rather macabre label drawing and will only cost you $4.99.
· If you are like the Hubs and I, busy multi-taskers who love taking a moment to be together, but enjoy that time even more if we can accomplish something else at the same time (killing two birds with one stone type of couple), then pick up your bottle of Kirkland Cabernet Sauvignon during your weekly trip to Costco for $7.99. The Kirkland Cab is a smooth wine that will go great with almost any home cooked special V-Day extravaganza (and in true Costco fashion, it’s a big bottle).
· If you are the couple that recycles together, share in the joy of a compost pile, and make informed purchases that include green packaging and fair trade ingredients, well, this one is for you...to read the rest of my budget friendly Valentine's wine picks, please visit me here: A Middle-Class Mama's Wine Review