Wines for Valentine's Day and beyond
If you're either taking your sweetheart out to dinner or planning a romantic evening at home for Valentine's Day, wine is usually on the menu. Jillian Sciaretta, tasting coordinator at Wine Spectator magazine, came to Fox 5 News with some suggestions for that special bottle. Here are her notes on the four wines she showcased.
1. Ermete Lambrusco i Quercioli NV
This is a very versatile and food-friendly red sparkling wine from Italy. Lambrusco is popping up in many trendy restaurants. It is an excellent value at $12. Wine Spectator's score: 88/100.
2. Nicolas Feuillate Brut Rose Champagne NV
This is a classic choice for Valentine's Day (the pink color is a perfect match). $48 is a good price for a Champagne. WS score: 90/100.
3. J Vin Gris Russian River Valley 2013
This is a zesty, dry, and still rose with red berry and spice notes. At $20 it is a good value. WS score: 89/100.
4. Inniskillin Riesling Niagra Peninsula Ice Wine 2012
This sweet dessert wine, made from grapes that were naturally frozen on the vine, can be paired with a range of desserts, including your Valentine's Day chocolates. At $80 it is a splurge. WS score: 93/100.
Check out Wine Spectator's February issue or go to http://www.winespectator.com.