Valentine’s Wines for Single, Dating and Married Wine Lovers

by Laurie on February 10, 2014

Sips of the Week

Married? Ignite your Valentines with: Duclaw Brewing’s Old Flame Strong Ale, Abingdon, MD $9.99/6-pack

Photo Credit: Banfi Vintners

Photo Credit: Banfi Vintners

Brewmaster’s Notes: From the start, our full-bodied, 7% abv dark amber Old Ale flirts with sweet, malty aroma accented with notes of molasses and dark fruit, and seducing you with a complex flavor profile of rich caramel malt flavor and molasses, before surprising you with just enough (hop) bitterness to keep everything from getting too sweet. First brewed in 2002 and released each January, our heart-breakingly delicious Old Flame will leave you yearning to rekindle the spark each year.

Just Dating? Woo your object of desire with Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui, Piedmont, Italy $18/bottle

Winemaker’s Notes: Rosa Regale is delightfully vivacious, festive and celebratory.  While it is appreciated as one of the few wines in the world that truly marries well with chocolate, its charms extend across a palette of occasions and food pairings.  It embodies all that is festive for any occasion and is perfect for gift giving and toasting.  Its low alcohol content makes it a prudent choice not only for all holidays.

Single? Celebrate your independence with Beso de Vino Seleccion (Syrah/Grenache Blend),  Carinena, Spain $10.99/bottle

Winemaker’s Notes: 85% Syrah – Garnacha 15%.Black cherry and blueberry aromas lead to a dense, plush, savory wine which finishes with no hard edges. It is shockingly good for the money. Grandes Vinos y Vinedos’ collection is replete with stunning values.

Wines featured can be found in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else by searching WineSearcher.com

Featured Interview

Laurie caught up with John Gillespie, President of the Wine Market Council on the streets of Manhattan to find the latest statistics on who is drinking wine and what they were drinking and how much was consumed in 2013! Listen to the interview here.

Upcoming Events

February 14: Valentine’s Happy Hour from 4-6PM at Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD. Join Laurie for Treats, Sexy Wines and lots of ways to support her fundraising efforts to benefit the upcoming Dancing for the Dogs fundraiser in Easton on 3/15.

February 22-23: Join Laurie at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, MD for the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday!

February 23: 15th Annual Winter Wine Expo sponsored by Wine World takes place at Harford Community College in Bel Air, MD.
February 23: Rye’s Up Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis at B&O American Brasserie in Baltimore from 6-9PM. To buy Tickets Click here.

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Next Week

We’ll be back next week to explore the recipe for a delicious life!

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

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