Wine, Spirits and Other Drinks

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The Dreaming Tree Wines
The Dreaming Tree Wines, a collection of California-based wines from world-renowned musician Dave Matthews and award-winning winemaker Steve Reeder, are accessible, approachable and fun wines that are food-friendly and best savored with close friends and loved ones. Even better, the Dreaming Tree Wines are committed to sustainability as the natural cork closure is sustainably grown, the bottle’s label is made with 100% recycled kraft brown paper, and the bottles are sealed with an eco-friendly sealant. Whether you are in a long time relationship or embarking on a first date, The Dreaming Tree Wines are the perfect way to say Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Screen Shot 2014-02-02 at 8.32.50 AMClos du Bois Rouge

Clos du Bois Rouge, a unique red-blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Charbono, is the perfect wine for V-Day evening.  With aromas of jammy blackberry, plum, chocolate, mocha and roasted coffee, followed by notes of lush, red fruit and toasty oak, Rouge is an approachable, easy-drinking wine that pairs perfectly with sweets like chocolate-covered strawberries and decadent chocolate cake.  Available at wine and liquor stores nationwide for $11.99, Clos du Bois Rouge is a great addition to any romantic evening.

Planning to impress your Valentine with a home cooked meal? Grill a rack of lamb and serve with Clos du Bois North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon. This ruby red wine has complex aromas of cherry and cassis with hints of toasty oak, bittersweet chocolate and flavors of dark berry. This foolproof pairing will have your loved one swooning.  Even if your plans are last minute, you can be sure that Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon is available at wine and liquor stores nationwide for $17.00.

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MARTINI Sparkling Wines
Price: $12.99-$14.99
Location: Available at your local fine liquor store

  • MARTINI Sparkling Rosé ($12.99) – Aromatic, sweet and balanced with notes of citrus fruit, elder & peach. The sparkling rosé pairs well with delicately flavored fruits and cheeses and is PERFECT for Valentine’s Day with its soft pink hue!
  • MARTINI Prosecco ($14.99)– The invigorating and fully sparkling prosecco is a great alternative to champagne (with only 60 Calories and 1 gram total carbohydrates per 3 ounce serving) and works well to sip alongside spicy chicken, pork or fish.
  • MARTINI Asti ($12.99)– A naturally sweet white wine, is the number one-selling imported sparkling wine in the United States. The sweet taste of Asti is an ideal pairing to complement desserts.

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Screen Shot 2014-02-01 at 9.29.44 PMMARTINI Sparkling Wine Minis
Price: $14.99
Location: Available at your local fine liquor store

MARTINI sparkling wine minis (187ml) are available in MARTINI Prosecco, Sparkling Rosé, and Asti and are a great gift for your significant other or best friend on Valentine’s Day.  For the chic sophisticate – the fully sparkling Prosecco; for the bold and sexy siren – the Sparkling Rosé; and for the stylish sweetheart – the classic Asti.  Sold in 4-packs for only $14.99, the minis are ideal for any budget.   They’re very versatile. They can be used as place cards (just tie tags around the bottle and place at a table setting) or served individually (with a straw!) to guests as they arrive.

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Screen Shot 2014-02-01 at 9.29.54 PMSt-Germain Bottle
SRP: $5.00 – $28.99
Location: Available at your local fine liquor store

Description: Whether you fancy a perfume-sized mini, modest mid-size or a stunning full 750ml bottle of St-Germain – the unique, old world beauty and artisanal French design of the adds a touch of romance to any home bar. Touted as “Vie Parisienne en Bouteille” or “Parisian Life in a Bottle,” every element – from the opulent eight-sided flute (to resemble the smoky Left Bank bars and curvy Art Nouveau Metro entrances in Paris) to the weighted glass and charming blue and gold ‘turn of the century’ labels – oozes the beloved City of Lights. And like any true couture piece, each bottle is marked with a personal Atelier No. signifying its charm as a truly one-of-a-kind gift.

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Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 3.40.26 PMPatrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa
A distinctive blend of ultra premium tequila, the natural essence of the finest coffee and extraordinary chocolate, this liqueur is the perfectly decadent way to indulge on this Valentine’s Day with that special someone. Excellent for sipping or using in a high-quality cocktail like Patrón’s “Goodnight Kiss” recipe that features Patrón XO Café Dark Cocoa, Irish whiskey and hot coffee, this liqueur is sure to warm up the evening and help correct your formerly cliché Valentine’s Day ways.

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E. & J. Gallo Winery

For Valentine’s Day, sales of wine, particularly sparkling wine, soar. Whether people go out to dinner or order a wine from the shop to share with someone, sales of wine increase. Sparkling wine does particularly well as it is seen as festive and celebratory. While there are many different types of sparkling wine, the Italian Prosecco from the E. & J. Gallo Winery is the latest and fastest-growing category in the US due to its excellent value (it is typically half to one-third the price of Champagne, yet quality is high), it is perceived as softer, fresher and fruitier in style (bubbles are gentler and it is bottled earlier) and is relatively new in the country.