Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2021 With BC Wine

Set the table on Valentines Day

Set the table on Valentine’s Day

While we may want to go big on Valentine’s Day this year for our significant other, COVID still lurks and most of us are not yet vaccinated.  Maybe you would consider ordering dishes from your favourite restaurant and enjoying it at home with some tasty BC wines?  

Various foods, for their texture, scent, colour, shape and/or taste has an effect on us all to some degree. Various wines, from sweet to sparkling and all variations in between have also been known to work their magic on us. Foods such as asparagus, oysters, salmon, truffles, mushrooms, chocolate, and strawberries are a few traditional foods related to Valentine’s Day.

A few dishes that you may want to consider for Valentine’s Day dinner are:

  • Fresh Kushi Oysters with cucumber and lime granita
  • Miso Marinated Local Sablefish with crushed sunchokes and grilled asparagus
  • Mixed Mushroom and Truffle Risotto with pea tendrils and shaved parmesan cheese
  • Roasted Striplion with sauteed broccoli rabe, creamy polenta and black mission fig jus
  • Grand Cru Chocolate Torte with peanut butter mousse, honey nut crisp and raspberry coulis

Rosé wines, Pinot Noir, and sparkling wines are popular choices for wines for Valentine’s Day, but don’t feel restricted.  If you and your significant other love Merlot or Chenin Blanc, go with those wines.  I’ve listed a few BC wines that I would think would pair well with Valentine themed dishes, such as:

  • Enrico Winery Tempest Ortega 2019

    Enrico Winery Tempest Ortega 2019

    Enrico Winery Tempest Ortega 2019
  • Roche Wines Texture Pinot Gris 2019
  • SpearHead Winery White Pinot Noir 2019
  • Church & State Marsanne 2017
  • Robin Ridge Chardonnay 2018
  • Harper’s Trail Estate Winery Rosé 2019
  • 50th Parallel Estate Winery Pinot Noir Rosé 2019
  • Okanagan Crush Pad – Narrative Rosé 2019
  • Dirty Laundry Hush Rosé 2019
  • Rust Wine Co Rosé 2019
  • Evolve Cellars Pink Effervescence, NV 
  • Church & State Wines Sparkling Pinot Gris 2017
  • Summerhill’s Cipes Ariel 2000
  • Evolve Cellars Effervescence, NV
  • Okanagan Crush Pad Free Form Ancient Method 2017
  • Evolve Cellars Effervescence NV

    Evolve Cellars Effervescence NV

    Harper’s Trail Chardonnay Sparkling 2016
  • Monte Creek Ranch Sparkling 2019
  • Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard Paula Sparkling 2014
  • Blue Grouse Estate Pinot Noir 2017
  • Spearhead Pinot Noir Cuvée 2018
  • 50th Parallel Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2017
  • Haywire Pinot Noir 2018
  • Spearhead Coyote Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
  • Privato Grand Reserve Pinot Noir 2015
  • Gold Hill Winery Cabernet Franc 2016
  • Clos du Soleil Winery Estate Reserve Red 2013
  • Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery SUMMIT 2017
  • Mt. Boucherie Syrah 2018 
  • Dirty Laundry Bordello 2017

I hope some of these wine and food choices has your mind considering what you will be doing for Valentine’s dinner.  Enjoy.

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