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Wine for Valentine’s Day

What’s the best wine for Valentine’s Day? Is it even a question? Seriously, is it?

Hmm … there happens to be a red, sparkling, slightly sweet wine from Piedmont that pairs well with chocolate called Brachetto d’Acqui. And it just so happens that Julius Caesar gifted Brachetto to Cleopatra, who in turn used the red bubbly to enhance both her seductive techniques and her bedroom activities. But hey, don’t take it from us — consider what these completely unbiased people think about Rosa Regale for Valentine’s Day …

Steve Prati in USAToday

Sarah Bray in Saveur

Fred Tasker in Miami Herald

Dave McIntyre in The Washington Post

Peter Gianotti in New York Newsday

Frederic Koeppel in Memphis Daily News

Dave DeSimone in Pittsburgh Times-Tribune

Scott Greenberg in The Washington Examiner

Stacy DeFino in WinoBee, New York Wine Examiner, and Danny Boome

If you don’t like to read, just take a listen to what “The Wine Coach” Laurie Forster recommends for the romantic day:

Joe Janish is Director of Public Relations for Banfi Vintners, a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), and a veteran of the wine industry for over 20 years. He launched one of the first wine blogs back in 1997, the now-defunct “Wine Dictator,” and cut his teeth on his grandfather’s homemade wine. He still keeps a copy of Wine for Dummies nearby for reference.

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