One of the best parts about becoming a blogger has been meeting other bloggers from near and far – from literally round the corner to the other side of the world. Reading their blogs has been interesting in itself, but has also been very helpful in learning how to make my own blog better. Everyone I have met has been polite, pleasant and generous.
For some time now I had been meaning to try collaborating with some of my fellow bloggers – and then I hit on the idea of asking them to contribute a recommendation for a Valentine’s Day wine. A cheesy romantic link to V-Day was optional – it could just be a wine that the writer really liked and so would recommend – and just a couple of lines was requested, though some wrote more.
I was bowled over by the reaction – everyone I asked agreed to join in! Some even gave the background as to why a particular wine was romanic for them.
So sincere thanks to all who contributed!
Santa Sofia Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2009 by Tim Milford “Rex Vinorum” (@timmilford) of TimMilford.com
If you’re going to do a Valentine’s wine then you can’t really go wrong with Italian. Surely, the Italians would go for a wine with some “Amore” on this most romantic of days. So why not try this 2009 Santa Sofia Amarone Della Valpolicella?
Available from Mondial Wines for £36. 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 5% Molinara; this wine exudes sensuality with characteristic dried fruits (raisins and prunes) on the nose and a smooth, well rounded, balanced body. At 15.5%, this wine could help get the evening going…!
Southbrook Ontario Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 by Carol (@GinandGriddle) of Gin And Griddle
A combination of a little unusual & romantic for us, as its a wine region we love, and will be returning to for our 5 year wedding anniversary this June.
A Canadian red, Southbrook’s Cabernet Sauvignon. We’ve been to Toronto many times and always get out of the city to Niagara on the Lake, Beamsville, the Niagara Escarpment – the fantastic wine region in Ontario. Some wonderful vineyards & wineries, one of which is Southbrook.
Having tried (and loved) many of Southbrook’s wines while in Canada, we were delighted to find Southbrook’s Cabernet Sauvignon (2012 I think!) in Marks & Spencer’s… Blackcurrant, blackberry & raspberry flavours, very smooth & full bodied made from organic and biodynamically farmed grapes.
Dominio de Tharsys Cava Brut Nature NV by Mags (@magswinetotry) who will be blogging at Mags Wine To Try
This fine good value Spanish sparkling wine is made using the Traditional Method has fine bubbles with citrus, apple and pear aromas, On the palate, light and fresh with a cleansing acidity leading to a lingering citrus finish which reminded me of baked lemons. Lovely as an aperitif and its lively acidity and lemon notes makes it ideal for sharing over a romantic seafood platter with your Valentine.
€18.85, available from Le Caveau
The full list of 2015 Valentines Wines posts:
- I – The Tasting Panel
- II – Bloggers Of The World Unite (episode 1)
- III – Dolcetto – the Little Sweet One
- IV – Bloggers Of The World Unite (episode 2)
- V – Romantic, Tacky or Kitsch?
- VI – Bloggers Of The World Unite (episode 3)
- VII – Bloggers Of The World Unite (episode 4)