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Love at First Sip

The Hallmark holiday of hearts and kisses has fallen upon us once again. Seeing as I love love, I’m thrilled to celebrate Valentine’s Day with something special to sip. Yet, Valentine’s isn’t the only day to toast this month. Even if it’s just another Thursday, love yourself with a great big glass of wine! You may want to splurge and spend lots of money on something you’ve always dreamed of, be adventurous and try something that simply looks fun, or perhaps play it safe and revisit an oldie but goody. Of course when is doubt, go for bubbles. No matter how you pour it, here’s the scoop for wines to make any day fun and fabulous.

The Splurge- Boyer-Martenot Puligny Montrachet Le Cailleret, 2003 $100
For heavy doses of love, you must try something French. This serious splurge will turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary one.

For Fun- Layer Cake, Primitivo, 2006, $16
There are not many options more indulgent than a nice big slice of layer cake. This wine, made from 100% Primitivo, which is basically the same as Zinfandel, has layers of ripe berries and cream!

Playing it Safe- E. Guigal, Tavel, $22
This rose is full of soft strawberry flavors touched with a hint of orange blossom. There is nothing foolish about this pink wine. It’s alluring and engaging from first sniff to last sip.

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