Or, as the Wine Curmudgeon likes to refer to it, The Holiday that Must Not be Named. Which is why I always have a difficult time writing an entry for this one. To paraphrase my pal Gil Kulers, what's the point of a holiday where you pair wine and chocolate?
Fortunately for those of you who do celebrate THTMNBN, the cyber-ether has notions aplenty about what to do for wine. Here's a look at some of what's out there:
• Wine and recipes from the Wine Spectator, including lobster paired with mostly Old Word whites (complete with scores). And to think I've been so harsh on the Winestream Media all these years.
• From the Wine Ophelia blog: "I LOVE ROSE! I drink it all year long in its various forms and I love them all! Still, sparkling, so many different regions and grape varieties to choose from! It is one of the most versatile wines out there in my opinion. And for Valentine's Day, it's a no brainer!" Now this is someone who likes THTMNBN, if exclamation points are any barometer.
• Three great wines for your Valentines, from the A Good Time with Wine blog. The proprietor also likes rose, including some bubbly (plus a bad joke about his wife painting the house pink).
• And, because the English are so much more refined, how about a bottle of Chablis and a teddy bear as a gift? Not sure how well that would play in the States, given our penchant for chocolate, but I like it.
The graphic is from Kriss Szkurlatowski of Poland, via stock.xchng, using a Creative Commons license