6 Wines For Date Night
Trying to impress a date or a special evening with your beloved? Open up a bottle of wine to make the evening even more memorable. Neither you nor your partner need to be connoisseurs to appreciate wine. As long as you enjoy the wine, food and experience, you’re all set!
It is a good idea to stay in familiar territory with wines, especially if your partner is new to wines. Expressive and aromatic varieties with subtle palates is something we would recommend over big bodied, dry wines which tend to be overwhelming. Wines are also great conversation starters, so pick a wine which has a story to tell or even better, choose a wine from a winery you’ve visited. If you’re heading to a restaurant, these tips will come in handy when ordering wines.
Food also has a role to play when ordering wines. You don’t have to follow white with white and red with red rules, but it is a good idea to select a wine which can go with the entire meal. Here are a few other things for you to keep in mind about wine and food pairing.
Feeling a little clueless as to what wines to go for? These 6 are a good starting point. They are neither too expensive nor entry level wines; these will help establish this evening is special for you to go the extra mile but without you having to invest extravagantly.
Zampa Soiree Brut
A bubbly is not just perfect but often the best bet when it comes to leaving a mark or impression. Grover Zampa’s sparkling wine is made from 100% Chenin Blanc. It is light and refreshing with lots of citrus notes and crisp dry finish.
Champagne Taittinger Brut Reserve
If you want to really go all out, then it HAS to be champagne; try Champagne Taittinger for that special touch. The brand is one of the most prestigious family owned champagne houses and the wine itself is known to be expressive with fruit and bread notes with some honey.
Delas Freres Viognier
The French Rhone region is home to Delas Freres winery, the winery began in 1835 with the purchase of a wine merchant company. Fruits galore make for this wine’s key characteristics – apricots, peaches, tropical and citrus fruits. The palate too expresses the same balancing smoothness and freshness very well.
From the island of Sicily comes Mannara, which in local language means ‘farm’, or ‘herd’. The winery draws from the philosophy of being connected to the land and following the learning of their ancestors. The Merlot has distinctive vanilla and chocolate notes with an elegant body.
Waterford Estate Pecan Stream Chenin Blanc
All about stone fruits, peaches and apricot, this South African wine has 12% Viognier which adds to the floral element of the wine. It is an aromatic and full bodied wine which will work well for new initiates to wine.
This is one of the oldest wines in Torres estates portfolio. For almost over 100 years Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon are being blended to create a wine big and lush with dark fruits and soft and rounded at the same time because of the oak.