90+ Cellars Guide to Valentine's Drinking
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, February 01, 2013, 06:11 AM EST
What to drink with your partner of 10 years:
A relationship with this kind of staying power deserves a V-Day wine that can also stand the test of time. If you’re a die-hard 90+ Cellars fan with a basement full of Lot 24 Oakville Cabernet and Lot 26 Barolo from 2006 tonight is the perfect special occasion to pop a bottle. Or pick up two of our Collectors Series wines from a store near you: one to enjoy this Valentine’s day, and one to open on another special occasion years to come.
What to drink with your new flame:
Demonstrate you have great taste without going over the top with a bottle of Lot 75 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. This wine is versatile, food-friendly, and refined enough to wow your date…and keep them coming back for more.
A blind date:
Everyone likes bubbles (and if they don’t, can you say “dealbreaker?”) so break the ice with a bottle of Lot 50 Prosecco. Bubbly, fun, and a wallet-friendly alternative to Champagne, a bottle of Prosecco is the perfect way to make a great first impression.
A night with just the girls:
Planning a girls’ night on February 14th? Take this as your cue to embrace everything cute and girly about the holiday: hearts, chocolate, and lots of pink – including the wine. Pop a few bottles of Lot 33 Rosé with your girls for a fun, festive sip.
Drowning your sorrows:
Maybe you just got dumped. Maybe the rest of your friends are married. Maybe your last date drove you to dinner in his 1980s Chevy Astro Van (“which we could totally sleep in when my band goes on tour!”) and you’ve been cynical about dating ever since. We won’t tell you what to do here, all we know is you’re gonna need wine. Lots of it. And probably also a shot of Tequila. Happy Valentine’s Day!
What makes 90+ Cellars different is that they work with a limited collection of wine sourced from elite vineyards all over the world with a history of producing wines with 90-point ratings, gold medals, and best buy awards. Sometimes, these vineyards produce too much product, so instead of discounting their wine and eroding the quality of their brand, they sell it to 90+ Cellars where they relabel the bottle and offer it to savvy wine consumers to enjoy great wine, anytime.