ROMEO + JULIET
BEY + J
ELEVEN + MIKE
NOAH + ALLIE
ROSE + JACK
SUE + DALE (my parents)
HARRY + SALLY
RACHEL + ROSS
CORY + TOPANGA
MITCHELL + CAMERON
COACH + TAMI
CLAIRE + JAMIE
PEANUT BUTTER + JELLY
WINE + ALL (ok most*) OCCASIONS
It’s that time of year…when all of the CVS, Walgreens and corner stores are filled with red tinsel, metallic pink ribbons and huge bags of heart shaped candy (I like the crispy Palmer hearts FYI). But don’t fret those who are single or romantically engaged…
Yes there’s chocolates, love and lingerie but WINE- that’s the real gift that keeps on giving…handwritten cards too! Don’t forget those. Everyone’s (ok me!) a sucker for a good note.
Anywhoooo…whether you’re “celebrating” with a new lover, old flame, girlfriends, the guys or random strangers, WINE is the answer my loves. It’s a libation as old as time and has tested mannnny waters.
So grab a couple bottles and get happy! No need for tears this Tuesday (unless they’re caused from trying said delicious wine)
a classy sparkling rosé
Simply a must! My favorite right now is Contratto for England Rosé Pas Dosé. It has delicate bubbles, a hint of sweetness you want from a rosé but finishes really clean and light.
a giant bottle of bubbly
Not only does this bottle share my surname, but the PRICE!!! You guys it’s under $30 for a 1.5LTR of bubbly. A MAGNUM. Needless to say, I bought the bottle with no specific occasion to celebrate, but it’s vvvvvv appropriate for Valentines: everyone gets some if you’re with a group AND a power move for a power couple.
Any wine by Scribe
These guys know what they’re doing!!! I mean heck if you’re in Sonoma, take your date there and you can thank me later. Order a bottle of their Pinot Noir and you’ll be a god among your friends/lover.
If sparkling rosé isn’t your thing- or even if you don’t think you’re a rosé drinker, I dare you to try this one. C’mon, don’t be shy! This Italian rosé drinks like a zesty mineral-y white with a kiss of strawberry. Think if a sexy one-piece clad Italian woman stepped out of the ocean and gave you a kiss…that’s this wine!
Zin’s get a bad rep these days, but this wine was one of the best surprises I tasted last year. It really wow’d me and undoubtedly will do the same for you. It’s elegant while still able to please those who like big Cabs- there’s a slight tartness from raspberry but it’s balanced out by the floral nose and notes of pepper on the palate.
enjoy your wine!!! be a true lover, and let me know your other Valentine’s Day go-tos. xoxo NP
-your little cousin’s first piano recital (drink AFTER because then you won’t laugh while she plays chopsticks)
-before a final interview (don’t be tempted before…it’ll taste so much better once you’re finished!)
-mile 1 of a marathon (no, just no)