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3 Wines to drink for Valentine’s Day

3 wines to drink on Valentine's Day (that's not Sparkling)

Greetings Beyond Napa Valley fans. I took last week off to do some wine research but I'm back in the captain's chair. I thought I'd talk about 3 wines that I recommend for Valentine's Day, that's not sparkling. 1. Pinot GrisThe French equivalent to Pinot Grigio. An under-the-radar white that you can surprise your date with during dinner over seafood. It can also hold up to Thai or other asian spices as long as they aren't too spicy. The wine featured in the video is the 2016 Taft Street Winery Pinot Gris.2. AlbariñoI like the Albariño for myriad of reasons, but on a Valentine's Day date, I thought the possibility could be high that you're going for Tapas, as they are meant to be shared. And when in Spain, do as the Spaniards. The wine featured is the Albariño, by Bedrock Wine Co., made in part with help from Michael Havens, the first to bring this Spanish varietal to the new world. 3. TempranilloAlso going in the Spanish direction here. I call Tempranillo's baby cabs as they tend to ripen faster and, to me, age just a bit faster too. You can pair this grape with any medium-style means or a lean cut of beef. But don't go too far in the steak department. Plus, steaks are heavy for a Valentine's Day dinner. The wine featured is the Lot II by Mercury Wine (hi Grady!).Hope this gives you time to go out to your local wine shop and pick up one of these 3 varietals for Valentine's Day.Cheers,Haydn

Posted by Beyond Napa Valley on Monday, February 5, 2018

I thought I’d talk about 3 wines that I recommend for Valentine’s Day, that’s not sparkling. 1. Pinot Gris The French equivalent to Pinot Grigio. An under-the-radar white that you can surprise your date with during dinner over seafood. It can also hold up to Thai or other asian spices as long as they aren’t too spicy. The wine featured in the video is the…

What wine goes with Thanksgiving?

Oh, how I love Thanksgiving. The turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, green beans, cranberry sauce and maybe some ham. Oh and stuffing. How could I forget the stuffing? All of those wines could wreak havoc on a wine pairing if you’re not careful. Thankfully, we have you covered. Here’s the 4 wines to pair with Thanksgiving. Zinfandel It’s really about the turkey and stuffing. The medium…

What wine goes with Halloween chocolate?

We took 3 popular chocolates for Halloween and paired them with 3 wines: 2 reds and a white wine. Snickers & Bedrock Wine Co. Albariño Reeses & Pedroncelli Winery Zinfandel M&M’s & Port. Full description will be on our patreon page at: http://patreon.com/beyondnapavalley