Champagne symbolically and visually marks a celebratory occasion, and isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is all about…a celebration of love? A day dedicated to expressing feelings of romance through the giving and receiving of romantic gifts.
Chocolate, jewellery, perfumes and candles…. the standard gifts that you would usually associate with Valentine’s Day, but at the top of our list.. Champagne and Bubbles!
Champagne has long been the symbol of romance, with those tiny bubbles emphasizing the specialness of any occasion. It is known to many that Champagne is one of the key ingredients needed to succeed in the art of seduction! Perhaps we can partly hold Madame de Pompadour responsible. An 18th century royal courtesan who famously once said, “Champagne is the only wine that leaves a women beautiful after drinking it”.
Nothing screams Valentine’s more than a chilled bottle of fine fizz. It has been said that in a single champagne glass, there is as much food for the mind as pleasure for your senses.
Picking the perfect bottle of bubbly for your Valentine is a moment that should be enjoyed…. Whether your decision is made on style, price, taste, the appearance of the bottle or on the romantic plans and surprises you have planned, here at Saxtys Wines, we have chosen a small selection of some of our favourites that we think are a fine choice this Valentine’s Day.
Make it personal – celebrate the moments you have shared – and the times that are to come.
There is a champagne for every moment.
Shopping on a budget, but still want to spoil that special person in your life? Look no further than the Bottega Rose Gold Prosecco – a best seller here and a winner! A seasonal sparkler full of fresh flavours that we all associate with Valentines – Vanilla, Strawberry and Cream. A bubble that is made for the dessert course – harmonious and delicate.
A perfect choice for a Valentines breakfast in bed. A sparkling Wine made by no other than Louis Roederer – The Roederer Estate Quartet. A fresh, precise and well defined wine. Crisp and complex with hints of Pear, spice and hazelnut flavours. A great companion to a delightful Eggs Benedict.
The benchmark for Rose Champagne, the Laurent Perrier Rose, a star in the Laurent Perrier range. A rare Rose, famous for its highly expressive bouquet of soft red fruits and fresh aromas. A crisp and well defined palate with extraordinary depth and finesse. A juice that is perfectly paired with Asian Cuisine.
A bottle of romance. Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque presented in a stunning hand painted bottle enclosing a floral, yet subtle wine. On the nose, honeysuckle and magnolia mirrored on the palate revealing white fruit flavours complemented by notes of almond milk. A vibrant yet elegant bottle. An excellent companion to Sushi and other light seafood dishes.
Something a little more special… The Ruinart Blanc de Blancs reflects perfect harmony. Elegant, radiant and purity. With dominant notes of citrus and exotic fruits, followed by white peaches and subtle spices. A rounded palate, with a pleasant yet long vibrant finish. A Champagne is just perfect as an aperitif.
And one for the Men. In celebration of the latest release of James Bond ‘Spectre’, in 2015, Bollinger released a limited edition of unique Cuvee from the 2009 vintage encased in a sleek Carre Basset designed reusable black cool box which has been designed to mimic the texture of the gun grip on 007’s Walther PPK. A lively juice, white flowers, citrus fruits and hints of vanilla with a long and complex finish. Both sophisticated and cool, and thus completely in the style of Mr Bond.
To view our full Valentine’s collection, please use the link below. http://www.saxtyswines.co.uk/gifts/valentines-gifts.html