Up Your Wine Game for Valentine’s Day 2018

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Up Your Wine Game for Valentine’s Day 2018

We’ve searched high and low for wonderful wine options to impress your date this Valentine’s Day. And not only do we have bottles to recommend, we’ve rounded up some vino accoutrements as well. A very effective opener, festive glasses, a marble cooler, a heartfelt stopper, and much more will set the mood for your love fest.

Whether you’re going for friendly and festive, or romantic, do a little online shopping and set the scene.

Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé Review

A new option from Santa Margherita, this sparkling pink rosé is a delicious and festive choice for Valentine’s Day. 

The pretty rose-colored bottle alone makes it a perfect addition to your holiday table. Notes of white fruits, red berries, and florals make this a great pairing for East Asian, Italian, and seafood dishes.

Üllo Wine Purifier Review

Remove sulfates from your wine with Üllo, a new purifier for connoisseurs, or anyone who appreciates a nice glass. 

Designed to fit on top of wine glasses, decanters and carafes, the Üllo purifier removes sulfites and also aerates the wine. Simply pour through this little gadget and it filters out sulfites, which can cause headaches or allergic reactions in some people.

Tank Garage Chrome Dreams Red Wine Review

Winery Tank Garage’s Chrome Dreams red wine makes a special Valentine’s gift, especially for the classic car lover. 

From Napa Valley, this Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend features blackberry, raspberry, and leather (!) flavors. Whether your sweetheart like cars or not, this unique chromed-glass bottle will wow. Bottles are very limited!

Nasty Woman Wines Pantsuit Pinot Noir Review

Celebrate the strong ladies in your life! Nasty Woman Wines has fun varietals like Pantsuit Pinot Noir, Progress Pink, Pave the Way Chardonnay, and Boss Lady Bubbles. 

Pantsuit Pinot has fun pink packaging that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. Bonus: they donate 20% of net profits to promoting women’s rights. 

If you love their wines, check out the #GetNasty Wine Club: receive three bottles four times a year, plus you’ll get 10% off all purchases.

Josh Cellars North Coast Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Review

This new varietal from Josh Cellars includes Valentine-appropriate aromas of rose petals and cherries (as well as black currant and roasted walnuts). 

Serving up short ribs or grilled steak for your Valentine’s Day dinner? This cabernet sauvignon is a perfect pairing for your meal. Order online from wines.com.

Copper Wine Glasses

Trendy copper makes for gorgeous wine glasses. This set of 4 17 oz. glasses is also stemless and sturdy — perfect for the hostess on your holiday list.

The interior of the glass is durable stainless steel, and the exterior is plated with copper, which keeps beverages chilled longer than standard glass. A copper wine glass set makes a shiny, festive holiday gift!

Gummies For People Who Love Bubbly

We all know people who love nothing more than poppin’ bottles and sippin on bubbly. 

Sugarfina’s Dark Chocolate Champagne bears are made with Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne and are absolutely delectable, especially when dipped in Parisian dark chocolate. The packaging is gorgeous too! 

Best Gift For the Vino Aficionado

The Vintorio aerator is the perfect gift for the oenophile in your life. It fits directly and snuggly onto any size wine bottle, so no need to transfer wine into a separate aerator. It contains a large aerating chamber and air intake system to infuse your wine with the optimal amount of oxygen to improve the taste. 

The rubber stopper is tapered and ribbed to create a leak-free seal, and the acrylic pour spout is notched and ergonomically slanted for easy drip-less pouring. The aerator can be disassembled and run under water for effortless cleaning. (Of course, it makes chugging from the bottle a challenge.)

Marble Wine Cooler

This marble wine cooler can actually double as a vase when it’s not chilling an adult beverage — score! 

Turned wood is an on-trend accent to the marble, which will keep white wine or rose nice and chilled cool for hours. This makes a classy, useful gift its recipient can use over and over again. Maybe pair it with a bottle for an extra special themed present.

Beautiful Bottle of Bubbly

Chandon’s Limited-Edition 2017 Winter Collection feature extra-special bottles designed by bag maven Rebecca Minkoff. Your significant other will love this fruity rosé, especially since it comes in such a cool pink prismatic bottle.

A brut classic is also available in the limited edition Rebecca Minkoff bottles, if she’s more of a champs gal. Pop the cork and celebrate the holidays!

Glittery Sparkling Wine Bottle

You can’t get much more festive than this glittery gold bottle of sparkling wine! And libations from ONEHOPE truly promote the holiday spirit: each bottle of California Brut sparkling wine purchased provides 15 meals to a child in need. 

Each of ONEHOPE’s wines supports a different philanthropic effort. For instance proceeds from their zinfandel go towards veterans’ and troops’ causes, and the sauvignon blanc sales help environmental efforts. The sparkling wine glitter bottle is also available in silver.

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne Brut

Veuve Clicquot’s Champagne Brut is a great match for lobster (or other seafood), and fine cheeses. 

Making it a lovely option for Valentine’s Day meals. But do you really need a food pairing for quality champs? This bottle will be appreciated all on its own.

Oster Electric Wine Bottle Opener

Open bottles with ease on Valentine’s Day and beyond! 

Oster’s well-rated electric wine bottle opener takes the cork out of your vino in seconds. It also features a foil cutter to remove those pesky seals. The opener includes a recharging base — it can uncork 30 bottles on one charge.

Love Potion Wine Decanter Set

A sleek set of stemless wine glasses and a decanter will set the mood for Valentine’s Day! 

There are four glasses (plus the glass decanter) in this seasonal Target set, so whether you’re celebrating with friends or your main squeeze, there’ll be enough glasses to go around. “Love Potion No. 9” is etched on the stemless glasses.

Heart Bottle Stopper

It’s the details that count; pick up this sweet little heart-shaped bottle stopper for your Valentine’s Day celebration. 

It’ll be a reminder of your love (or your favorite wine) the whole year through. The stopper is made of aluminum with an antique pewter finish.

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