A romantic dinner for two calls for a special bottle of Champagne or other sparkling wine. We asked our wine team for their favorite picks to pair with your Valentine’s meal–read on to find out what we’ll be serving to our sweeties on February 14th.
Made in Chouilly, France, this Champagne features delicate aromas of fresh cream and light citrus, and flavors of white raspberry and orange peel with mineral tones. It’s rich enough to partner with substantial fare, but its minerality and freshness make it equally delicious as an aperitif with hors d’oeuvres or a first course like roasted oysters or gougeres.
This California sparkling wine has a faint pink hue that comes from Pinot Noir, as does the hint of raspberry and strawberry in the nose. It’s versatile enough to partner with light flaky fish yet also pairs well with dishes featuring duck or pork; try it with coriander-rubbed duck breasts or a fennel-roasted pork tenderloin.