“A’ll You Need Is Love, Wine & Netflix. Maybe some Chocolate, Popcorn… and Champagne. But mostly the love.”
Cozy up on the couch and celebrate Valentine’s Day with your favorite on-screen couples! Not sure which wine will help enhance your third-wheeling? Check out these pairings, so the only choice you have to make is which season to binge-watch.
Ross & Rachel, Friends – San Marzano Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2015, Puglia, Italy
Made from Primitivo grapes that were hand-harvested at an advanced stage of ripening, the Sessantanni is aromatic with soft, elegant tannins. With the ability to age perfectly for many years, this complex, balanced wine can be enjoyed for just about the amount of time we waited for this Friends relationship to work out for the long run. Oh, and it can pair with lobster.
Carrie & Big, Sex and the City – Champagne Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé NV, Champagne, France
Just like Big and Carrie, this iconic 100% Pinot Noir rosé champagne is classic and timeless. It is bright and lively, with notes of fresh strawberry and red currant. Pair it with Manolo Blahniks and Vivienne Westwood or Chinese takeout—either way, it’s just as wonderful.
Cam & Mitchell, Modern Family – Adelaida Vineyard & Winery Zinfandel Michael’s Vineyard 2016 from Paso Robles, California
Like the dynamic force that is Cam and Mitchell, Paso Robles is a modern winemaking region not traditionally associated with one specific style. In this Central Coast AVA, winemakers experiment with 60 varieties that thrive across its varied landscape to produce elegant, yet structured wines from bold Cabernets to zesty Zinfandels and suave Aglianicos. This Valentine’s try Adelaida Vineyards Zinfandel from Paso Robles, it is youthful, shy and a mouthful . It makes a statement, and isn’t that exactly what Cam & Mitchell do best.
Will & Grace, Will & Grace – Crémant d’Alsace Brut, Alsace, France
Nick & Jess, New Girl – Cognac V.S.O.P. Cognac, France
If you are searching for something a bit off-beat to match with the quirky and fun couple that is Nick and Jess, pick up a bottle of a cognac V.S.O.P. Meaning “very special old pale” and signifying a minimum aging of 4 years, the cognac V.S.O.P. category has intense flavors of citrus, floral and dried fruits that would fit right in at their hip Los Angeles loft. The Pierre Ferrand Double Cask Cognac is silky and seductive, definitely a Cognac that will bring some spice into the evening.
Jim & Pam, The Office – Côtes du Rhône Red, Rhône, France
As affordable as Dunder Mifflin paper, Côtes du Rhône reds from the Rhône Valley promise great value and quality. Always reliable like the relationship between Jim and Pam, pick up a couple of delicious bottle of Côtes du Rhône red and enjoy its medium-bodied character and notes of ripe, robust fruit and spice. The Delas St. Esprit Rouge 2016 is dark, sexy and brooding and the Saint Cosme Rouge 2017 is fresh, lively and full of personality.