What to Drink With Your Valentines
Best Wine for Valentines Day
Cru Beaujolais is great year-round, but one specific subregion is perfect for Valentine's Day: Saint-Amour. The best I've had is 2011 Jean-Francois Echallier Domaine des Pins Saint-Amour with so many rich strawberry aromas and flavors balanced against a mild finish. Light enough for seafood and poultry but strong enough for veal and pork.
My indispensable Dessert Wine
Few things are more rewarding than serving a table full of friends Tokaji for the first time. No need to go into the concept of noble rot and botrytis, just explain that this beverage was traditionally reserved for popes and emperors, and that we who are gathered here today are privileged to enjoy a few sips of this magical nectar.