Top Wine Picks for Valentine’s Day

Nothing sets the mood for a romantic evening quite like a glass (or, heck, a bottle) of wine. And whether your special someone prefers whites, reds, rosés or bubblies, My Wine Canada has got you covered for Valentine’s Day — if you act fast.

Here are some top picks for making an impression this Valentine’s Day — order now (like, NOW) and get these treats in time for the big day…

Summerhill Pyramid Winery Cipes Rosé ($29.90)

Is there a wine that gets people feeling frisky quite like a good bottle of bubbly? Summerhill’s Cipes Rosé is made entirely from Pinot Noir grapes grown throughout the Okanagan Valley — grapes specifically designated for bubblies made at the Kelowna-area winery. Made in the traditional bottle-fermented style perfected in France’s Champagne region, there’s plenty of fresh floral and red berry notes here, with just a hint of residual sugar here to ramp up the fruit notes. Like all their best wines, this pink bubbly is cellared in the winery’s unique pyramid. These guys do bubbly so well, and this is one of their best.

Summerhill and My Wine Canada have teamed up on a Valentine’s Day shipping special: buy six or more bottles from the winery (mix and match, your choice) and get free shipping.

Sperling Pinot Noir Rosé ($19)

From groundbreaking winemaker Ann Sperling — who makes wine in both Ontario and B.C. — comes this very pale, delicate pink wine made from Pinot Noir in the latter region. Raspberry, floral, dried cherry and watermelon notes on this dry rosé show quite nicely here; it drinks beautifully on its own, but there’s just enough acidity for it to work with milder, creamier cheeses too.

Want to win major brownie points from your sweetie? Get Sperling’s Valentine’s Day gift pack, featuring their Sparkling Brut, Pinot Noir Rosé and Market Red. The price includes all taxes and shipping, and will score you some serious brownie points this Valentine’s Day.

Coteau Rougemont Bulles Cidre ($15.50)

Looking for something different for the apple of your eye this Valentine’s Day? How about a Quebec apple cider? Pale gold in colour, the select apples for this cider are picked from orchards located on the slopes of Mount Rougemont. The fruit flavours are intense and medium-sweet, and the effervescence helps keep things lively on the light-bodied palate.

Remember, if you want your wine delivered by February 14, you should order today for it to get there in time. Hey, wine is always better than a heart-shaped box of chocolates.

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Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson is the wine columnist and literary editor for the Winnipeg Free Press. He’s on Twitter and Instagram at @bensigurdson.

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