Valentine’s Day is here, and you may be wracking your brains looking for inspiration on what to do. Is it a case of going all out with a bang: balloons and roses at the ready? Or a cosy night in with a film and a glass of red?
Whichever you choose, we have some perfect pairings for you.
Some may think Valentine’s is overrated but whether you are madly in love or not, it provides the perfect excuse to eat delicious food, enjoy different wines and spend time away from the distractions of everyday life.
Here are a few ideas on how to spend your romantic evening:
Set up a date night at home.
Order in a takeaway, fish and chips would go perfect with a glass of Pinot Grigio or cook up something fancy like a steak with peppercorn sauce. Set the table with candles, your finest glasses and tableware then add some relaxing background music to really set the mood. Place a bottle of our delicious Italian red, Chianti D.O.C.G on the table to complete the look. And relax.
If you have a night out planned, start your evening right with a shared bottle of our Pinot Grigio Garda D.O.C. Our attractively cut-glass bottles make an excellent centre piece. Pair with a platter of seafood treats and bread to start the night. Remember to book things like a table at a restaurant and the taxi home, in advance. The last couple of years have taught us we need to be organised to sit at the restaurant of choice.
Completely relax and take part in a couples massage. It has been a busy start to the year after all, you have earnt some down time.
Girls night in.
You may opt to go down the route of showing your girlfriends how much you appreciate them and celebrate Galantine’s this year. Nothing beats a good catch up over a bottle of wine, does it? Pair our bottles of Pinot Grigio and Chianti to keep everyone happy, add cheese and crackers with a side of sliced apple, making you the perfect hostess.
Give the gift of wine.
If you aren’t sure what to get your loved one this Valentine’s Day, why not put together a gift basket filled with their favourite treats? Some posh crisps, punnet of strawberries, bubble bath and a bottle of either red or white wine would make a perfect gift. Add a gift voucher for their favourite shop to add that extra, personalised touch.
On that note, have you tried our new collection of Italian still wines?
A fine, versatile red wine from our Italian collection, the Chianti offers a bouquet of wild berry with violet aromas. Along with spiced notes, leaving an elegant finish, this wine is perfectly paired with red meat such as a succulent steak.
Pinot Grigio Garda D.O.C
Made from the finest grapes in the stunning Garda region of Northern Italy, our Pinot Grigio is packed full of fruity and floral flavours. You will also get subtle hints of citrus, making it a well-balanced drink perfectly paired with a plate of seafood or a hearty salad.
Whichever you choose for your romantic night come February 14th, paired with the right foods and mood, you are sure to have a wonderfully relaxed evening, enjoying each other’s company.