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Our Top Wines & Spirits for a Romantic Valentine’s Day

Wine-Guide-Couple-Sharing-Drink-2Flowers, check. Chocolates, check. Drinks… check! At Fairway, we’ve got everything you need to impress your one and only on Valentine’s Day. Just look for our in-store displays brimming with items in red and pink and heart shapes galore—we’re clearly in the mood!

And if there’s anything that gets us into the valentine’s spirit, it’s… spirits! And wines. Definitely wines. They’re a must-have pairing with that fancy steak meal, the strawberries with whipped cream, and of course that jumbo-sized, gold-leaf-wrapped chocolate in the shape of a cupid’s bow and arrow.

We’ve got a few top picks for the drinks that will impress your bae on V-Day. Make sure to pick them up at one of our wine and spirit stores by February 14th. You know what will happen if you come home empty-handed.

You can’t go wrong with bubbles

VillaVilla-Jolanda-Prosecco-Limited-Edition-blog Jolanda Prosecco, “I Love You” Limited Edition

This is a classic prosecco from the heart of Italy: it’s lush, floral, fruity, bright and bubbly. Drink it with lobster if you’re feeling fancy. Or sip on it while eating chocolate truffles, preferably by the fireplace with some Kenny G playing. And just in case you forget the most important words to say on valentine’s, the bottle has “I love you” written in multiple languages on its cute label.


For drinking with a nice steak

Menage-A-Trois-Decadence-Cabernet-Sauvignon-BlogMenage A Trois Decadence Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine is like a passionate romance: it’s sultry, it’s intense, and in the words of its makers, it’s so seductive “it would make even Casanova blush.” With dark fruit flavors and heady aromas of vanilla and oak, it goes best with food that’s equally decadent. Like a Fairway USDA prime shell or rib-eye steak. Light some candles, set the scene with flowers, put this bottle on the table and let the magic happen.


If you plan on recreating the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp

Puro-Desio-Montepulciano-BlogPuro Desio Montepulciano

Montepulciano is a full-bodied red with a velvety mouthfeel. Produced in the Abruzzo region of Italy, it pairs effortlessly with tomato-based pasta dishes. So if your valentine’s evening calls for getting close over spaghetti and meatballs, this wine will complete the trattoria ambiance.



When subtle and classy is more your style

Love-Noir-Pinot-Noir-BlogLove Noir Pinot Noir

If you think big bouquets of red roses and heart-shaped everything is over-the-top, this pinot understands. It’s a sleek and smooth little number with understated elegance. There are dark fruit and espresso flavors rounded out by hints of vanilla and oak. Pair it with pork, poultry, or a classy little cheese board.



For toasting with your galentines

Chocovine-Chocolate-Wine-BlogChocovine Chocolate Wine

Who needs romance when your real soulmates are your gal pals? A galentine’s party is the perfect excuse to stay in with your besties, watch a movie and gab over drinks. Chocolate wine is perfect for celebrating your bond because it fittingly brings together two things that make a perfect pair—quality Dutch chocolate and French cabernet.


If you really like to get into the Valentine’s spirit

Baileys-Strawberries-&-Cream-BlogBaileys Strawberries & Cream

If you’ve been known to stash heart candies in your drawer and bake pink cupcakes for the entire office on 2/14, you deserve a drink that is as spirited as you are. Bailey’s Strawberries & Cream has a blushing pink color to match all of your lovely swag. Use it as the base for a decadent dessert cocktail, mix it into baked goods or just serve it on the rocks—it’s a nice way to sweeten up any romantic occasion.


For a romantic night cap to the evening

Tequila-Rose-Cream-BlogTequila Rose Cream

If you’ve already wow-ed your significant other with a delicious dinner and a dazzling dessert, why not cap things off with a dynamite drink? Tequila rose cream brings together a spike of tequila with strawberries and cream. Try adding a shot to hot chocolate with whipped cream and chocolate syrup on top. It’s an utterly delightful recipe for winning hearts.

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