If you’re planning to impress this Valentine’s Day with a romantic night in, you know that the evening hinges on the details. Mood lighting, place setting, and a suitably impressive recipe are all de rigueur for any Pinterest-er worth one’s salt, but of equal importance is your wine choice. Instead of simply selecting a Tuscan Sangiovese to enjoy with rack of lamb, take time to pair it with a movie too! Below are some of the best Valentine’s Day date movies (displayed in random order), which we’ve paired with a selection of wines to take your date to the next level:
Wuv, tru wuv, deserves not just your basic, average, everyday, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, ho-hum wine. That’s why we’re pairing it with a bright Rosé, like this one, which promises a fresh adventure in every glass.
Harold and Maude
Any wine that’s been properly aged.
You can go two ways with this dreamy date movie. Either pick something unmistakably French, like Bordeaux, or go for a dessert wine that you can pair with chocolate. Just remember that the sweeter the chocolate is, the sweeter the wine will need to be for a perfect pairing. And to get it just right, read this article before making your decision.
Sparkling Cider, non-alcoholic. Naturally.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
A classic movie deserves a classic drink. For this one, we recommend dry champagne. And we’re fairly certain Holly would agree.
Sweet, bright, and irresistible, a balanced Riesling is the perfect thing to sip as you watch the romance of Lloyd Dobler and Diane Court unfold.
Something from the bottom shelf – we won’t name names – or a 30 rack of Keystone light.
Sit back with some white wine spritzers. Don’t know how to make one? Check out this extremely uncomfortable wikiHOW post that walks you through the process step by step.
The Way, Way Back
Moscato d’Asti. It’s a delightfully bubbly wine that that’s only slightly alcoholic, so it maintains some innocence, just like this gem of a film that’s not at all romantic. But it reminds us that we should love ourselves first and foremost and it’s a great date movie. Seriously.
About the Author:
“Katie Straw” is the Gourmet Scribe at GourmetGiftBaskets.com, one of the top suppliers of gift baskets in the nation, and currently resides in Manchester, New Hampshire.