Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Wines for Valentine's day

Wines for Valentine's day

I have it on the best authority that the Byrne men aren't always the most romantic of characters (I should know, I am married to one of them!), but they do know how to choose a seductive wine or two. Pink is traditionally a colour of romance but rose wines vary so dramatically through every hue matching so many foods so wonderfully. A rose wine enjoyed at this time of year also manages to hint that spring may be only just around the corner.

Pasion de Bobal Rosado £7.99 (£8.59 in a gift box)
This has a beautiful raspberry colour and delicate aromas of strawberries and cherries. A perfect match for salmon or chicken.

Some Young Punks
Passion Has Red Lips £11.99
Yes, we  had noticed that this wasn't a rose, but what a fabulous label, who could resist! A rich mouthful of lip-smacking sensuous Cabernet & Shiraz. An electrifying vibrant nose of ripe red cherry, cranberry & black fruit and a hint of an aroma of smoke & vanilla. 

Borsao Seleccion Rosado £6.29
A great fresh rose, spicy and full with intense aromas of raspberries and hints of lemons that jump from the glass.

Domaine de la Tour Vieille Rose £7.99
This is a perfect pale pink wine from the Cotes de Provence is elegantly set off in a clear tall bottle. An appealing wine with lovely sweet fruit.  Serve chilled with seafoods or Mediterranean dishes, this wine is just so drinkable!

Pasquiers Grenache Cinsault Rose £5.19
A beautiful blend of grapes varieties combining the rich flavours of Grenache and a generous serving of Cinsault to give that spicy kick. packed with flavour and perfectly matched for pasta or chicken dishes.

Lunetta Rose Spumante £7.49
A beautifully fresh and dry sparkling rose from the Italian foothills of the Trentino mountains. Soft, approachable and luscious.

Stephane Breton Rose Brut Champagne £17.99 (or 18.49 gift wrapped)
Our own exclusive House Champagne. Subtle delicate salmon pink, fine mousse with plump red berry fruit flavours and a rounded nutty finish.