What to Drink With Your Valentines
Best Wine for Valentines Day
Every wine can communicate a message, and when that message needs to say Happy Valentines, it's Amarone that I'm speaking with. Amarone is a big, rich, sometimes a bit sweet Italian red that can often show a bitter twang. It's a yin yang of a wine that pleases on so many levels. Open an Amarone and watch the night heat up.
My indispensable Dessert Wine
In some circles, dessert wine is still looked down upon, and that's a total shame. With examples coming from nearly every region, it's still Vin Santo that finds it's way to my table more often than anything else. However, Moscadello di Montalcino has recently blown me away. Pair it with a slice of ricotta cheesecake or almond biscotti, and be prepared to be amazed.
2008 Tenuta Col d'Orcia Moscadello di Montalcino Pascena - The nose showed floral notes with lemon, kiwi and sweet spice. On the palate, it was full-bodied and mouth coating yet still refreshing with sweet floral spice. The finish went on and on and never became tiring. It was a pleasure to drink.