Happy Passover! To those of you who celebrate, you know that this Jewish holiday is filled with all kinds of special traditions, including the tradition of holding seders, a ritual meal, on the first two nights of the holiday. During the seders, we’re supposed to drink four glasses of wine! When I was growing up, those four glasses of wine were sweet, syrupy Manischewitz concord grape wine. In the last 20 or so years, Passover wine has gotten much better, making the ritual of drinking four glasses truly enjoyable. This week, we’ll talk about enjoying Passover wine.
When I decided to write this week’s article on Valentine’s Day, I did a quick online search to find appropriate artwork for the occasion. Oh my goodness, did I find a lot of incredible images. It seems like everybody has the brilliant idea of using wine to make hearts. I really love this concept, and it prompts me to wish everybody a WINEderful Valentine’s Day.
Why Is Wine Such a Fun Gift for Valentine’s Day?
Wine feels very romantic. It evokes warm, fuzzy feelings about sipping the wonderful drink with a loved one and making dreamy, loving toasts. And for people who don’t have a Valentine, wine is a festive way to celebrate a good excuse for opening a good bottle.
How Do You Make a Wine Gift Extra Special?
Pairing a bottle of red wine with gourmet dark chocolate is pretty amazing, as is pairing that same wine with gourmet blue cheese.
If you’re opting for white wine or sparkling wine, strawberries might be a perfect fit. Or perhaps a fruit tart.
Pairing your wine with a beautiful dinner might be the best of all. In that case, you would probably want to include several bottles of wine, rather than just one.
Any Other Special Gifts for a WINEderful Valentine’s Day?
I’m a big fan of nice wine glasses, because they actually make wine taste better. When the glass is designed to allow the aromas to hit your nose in the perfect spot and the wine to hit your mouth in the perfect way, you really are in for a treat. And I have to say that WineShop At Home sells a beautiful line of Italian stemware that is gorgeous to look at, wonderful to taste from and incredibly easy to maintain. The stems we sell are dishwasher safe!
Which Image Do You Like Best?
These are just a few of the images I found on Google. I would love to know which one you like best.
Cheers to a WINEderful Valentine’s Day!
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