THE EMERGENCY WINE LIST
Got three hours to get your ass to a liquor store? Go, go, go! Wine Library TV host Gary Vaynerchuk shows you what to buy when you get there.
1. "Sparkling wine or champagne is very romantic and festive, and pink bubbles clearly speak to the theme of Valentine's Day, so try Brut Rosé Champagne from France. It's in the $20-$45 price range."
2. "Try a German Riesling¿it has a little bit more sweetness to it. Without stereotyping, a lot of ladies like that, and since it's Valentine's Day,it's all about giving them something they like."
3. "For the lucky guys who find an awesome wine shop, try Banyuls: It's a dessert wine from the Rhône Valley, France. It's the best to have with chocolate, as it's sweet but has some acidity. It's a dream pairing."
4. "If you know your girl loves red wine, I'd go with a Portuguese red. You can get amazing quality for between $15 and $25, especially if it's from the Douro region."
MAXIM'S FEATURED WINE
Give ‘em what they want this Valentines Day: Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet. It is smooth, creamy, and delicious. A full bodied blend of Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Live Deliciously.
The Lazy Man's Guide to Valentine's Day: Emergency Wine List
January 18, 2011