Chocolates, roses, and teddy bears are all wonderful but a sharing a great bottle with your most special person (or people) can really bring Valentine's day together. Here are a selection of a few of our best picks for the lover's holiday:
Toast to your romance with a Champagne fit to charm even Aphrodite! From the family-owned Champagne Edouard Brun which we import to the UK ourselves, this delicious blend of Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir comes in a handy half bottle, ideal for a pre-dinner toast for two. Charming aromas of red berries, pink grapefruit and wildflowers abound, enticing you into its crisp and delicate palate. And if a half bottle isn't enough, we also have a full-size for £32.95!
You've bought the box of chocolate truffles, now what to sip on with it? We have the answer in this delectably rich sweet red from the Sunshine State. Made from grapes left on the vine until they begin to dry into raisins it has bold flavours of dried figs, blackberry jam and creamy mocha.
With a big pink Peony on the label this classic light red from France is just begging for a place on your Valentine's table. It is bright and easy-drinking with intense strawberry and red cherry fruit notes, complemented by hints of sweet spices and rosehip. A red that is both wonderful to drink on its own or paired with chicken, seared tuna or pasta dishes.
A perfect Valentine's gift for your favourite bear! Or the perfect match for a romantic steak dinner. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot made by the Pursued by Bear winery owned by actor Kyle MacLachlan it is punchy and powerful but with a seductive smoothness. Blackcurrant, Victoria plum and cocoa aromas lend the nose a sense of luxury which carries over to the sumptuous palate of black cherries tinged with vanilla and cinnamon.
If you're looking to celebrate local while you celebrate love, a bottle of benchmark sparkling wine from Ditchling-based Ridgeview is a perfect option. Made with a majority of Pinot Noir and aged for at least 18-months on lees it is rich and sensual, with raspberry, blood orange and frangipane aromas paired with a fine bead. Delicious with smoked and cured fish canapes. We also have a couple of extremely rare bottles of the 2013 vintage Cavendish available for £45!