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Valentine’s Day Potpourri

Happy Valentine’s Day! We assembled some fun Valentine’s Day links to some of our favorites.

Why? Because we love our readers!

Cheers!

How to Open a Champagne Bottle with a Sword [Drinks After Dark]
Green Gifts for Valentine’s Day [Best of the Green Web]
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Kisses [DOTW]
Classic Romantic Cocktails [About.com]
Chocolate & Whisky [Scotch Chix]
Maker’s Mark Bourbon Chocolates [DOTW]

Valentine’s Day Cocktails

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First Class

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Do Valentine’s Day right, and go first class. Here’s tasty mixture of high energy vodka (JETT contains caffeine and guarana), the gingery bite of ginger liqueur and the explosion of flavor that is a muddled strawberry, lime and basil. Courtesy of Jett Vodka.… Read more

Sandeman’s Sweetheart Sparkler

A cocktail made with Port? Why not?

The Sweetheart Sparkler from Sandeman’s is a delightful combination of fine port and fine sparking wine (or champagne). Perfect for your Valentine Sweetheart. Courtesy of Sandeman’s.… Read more

Melange A Trois

This week Tequila Herradura shares this sexy cocktail recipe. We fell in love with the combination of pomegranate and limes juices, agave nectar and Hearradura Reposado! What could make a better Valentine?

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Food & Drink: the Perfect Couple

Making your special someone a home-cooked meal is a romantic (and economical) way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. But remember that wine isn’t the only beverage that pairs well with food.

Cocktails, liquor and beer can compliment a meal. And since you’re in control of the food and the drink, there are a lot of ways you can tie the meal and the beverage together.

For example, you can add a garnish or ingredient to your … Read more

Fruity Valentine’s Cocktails from Skyy

Before greeting cards, roses and lavish gifts, people relied on simpler ways to entice their loved ones. Some believed that certain types of foods could stir romance. For instance, natural foods like vanilla and almonds release an aromatic scent that has been thought to provoke passion. If you’re searching for something that appeals to both sight and taste, nothing can compete with the eye-catching and sumptuous appeal of delectable real fruit.

Raspberries and cherries are … Read more

Campari Sparkling Passion

Created by owner Giovanni DeNigris at Trattoria Trullo in Chicago, this Valentine’s Day cocktail owes itself to one man’s undying love and passion for a beautiful woman (or at least the Campari).

As the story goes, Davide Campari, the youngest son of Campari’s creator, fell madly in love with one of Italy’s most popular opera singers, Lina Cavalieri, in the early 1900s. Davide met Lina after she had modeled for one of Campari’s groundbreaking advertisements. … Read more

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Picks

Chocolate is a traditional Valentine’s Day gift. And while there isn’t really such a thing as bad chocolate, Valentine’s Day is an occasion to show you put more thought into your gift than running into the Rite Aid and grabbing the last Whitman’s Sampler.

Since it is the thought that counts, here are some gourmet chocolates that will show you put a lot of thought into your chocolate selection. Choose the chocolate that matches your … Read more

Godiva Royale

This sinful creation from Godvia Liqueur is the perfect accompaniment to our Chocolate covered Strawberries. You’ll make great marks by turning a simple glass of Champagne into a decadent cocktail of rick chocolaty goodness. Courtesy of Godiva Liqueur.… Read more

Food & Wine Pairing Tips

If you’re planning a special Valentine’s Day dinner, don’t forget the wine! Here are some basic food and wine pairing tips.

The first thing to remember is that it is more important to choose a wine that you enjoy than to follow rules. However, there are some tips that will help enhance your food and wine experience:

    Match the intensity and “weight” of the dish with the intensity of the wine. So a bold dish … Read more