What could be better than bubbly on Valentine’s Day? Chocolate perhaps – I’m an easy sell on that idea. As a catalyst for romance though, I think you’ll agree that rosé Champagne and sparkling wine remain undeniably in a league of their own.
Of course I would never tell you what to buy; that is not my style. I do intend to lead you to the water however, even going so far as to point you to the place where that first sip will leave the greatest impression. In discussing sparkling rosé, I’ll begin by stating that just as the pink patio wines of summer differ infinitely in quality and character, bubbles of the same nature provide equal variation. You are certainly welcome to purchase the white zinfandel equivalent of sparkling rosé for a mere $9 per bottle, but this is Valentine’s Day and such frugal practice and questionable taste is unlikely to win you any points for style on the most romantic day of the year. (more…)