wine friday valentines edition: a spanish tempranillo and an italian bubbly.
Welcome to a special Valentines Day edition of Wine Friday. A DOUBLE edition. No, I’m not suggesting you drink 2 bottles of wine with your Special Someone…unless you want to roll into the office with a throbbing headache on Wednesday.
Nope, it’s double Wine Friday because I’ve got 2 picks for you this week depending on your mood (or perhaps who you plan to celebrate The Big Day with will dictate your choice): the first a casual Spanish red with hints of raspberry. The second, a sparkling Italian wine if you prefer something a little more celebratory.
First up, La Granja Tempranillo from Northern Spain. An everyday drinking wine with ripe raspberry flavors, this wine will be a great match for roasted pork, sausages, grilled vegetables and cheeses (really what wine isn’t great with cheese anyway?). You won’t miss this bottle on the shelf at Trader Joes; it’s the one with the big fat pig on the front.
For your consideration: La Granja Tempranillo:
Next up, Lambrusco Dell’Emilia Bianco, an underrated sweet white Lambrusco with hints of berry. Forget traditional champagne and enjoy this festive and sweet bubbly with a little chocolate mousse or creme brulee. Yes please.
Happy Friday before Valentines Day!
Got any special plans for the weekend?