Ready to elevate date night with some romance that is sure to impress your other half? Whether it’s a candlelit dinner in a restaurant, a night in front of the fire at a quaint B&B, or curled up on the lounge at home watching a classic rom-com — you need wine as your wingman!
Wine and romance go hand-in-hand. Why? Because it gives couples an excuse to set time aside to bask in each other’s company.
So if you’re planning a hot date night, we’ve got some cool wine recommendations to help you set a warm and sexy mood.
A great date night wine enhances the flavours of the meal you’re having, but more importantly, it’s a wine that you’ll both enjoy.
The general rule of thumb, however, is that Red goes best with red meat, pork, and rich and heavy, slow-cooked dishes. White matches dishes with lighter, more delicate flavours, such as seafood, chicken, pasta with white sauces, and soft cheeses.
Your date night setting is also important for determining the best wine.
For example, make the most of a more affordable (but incredibly intimate) night at home by cooking a romantic dinner using fancy ingredients suitably matched with a premium bottle of wine. Or better still, take the opportunity to rummage through the wine cellar for a special bottle of wine that’s been ageing gracefully over the past few years.
If you decide to eat out, study both the food and wine menu in advance to get a handle on what you may want to order on the night. It also helps to avoid any surprises with the bill at the end of the evening. If the restaurant allows BYO, go to a store and take the time to select and splurge on a bottle that you know you’ll both enjoy and that matches the cuisine.
Our pick: Tempus Two Copper Prestige Cuvée
Our pick: 2021 Tempus Two Copper Pinot Noir
Our pick: 2021 Tempus Two Copper Gamay
Our pick: 2017 Tempus Two Uno Semillon
Our pick: 2022 Tempus Two Copper Pinot Grigio
Our pick: 2021 Tempus Two Copper Moscato
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