Guys, Get Her This for Valentine's Day
by Andrew Chalk
There’s nothing better than a cozy night at home with the one you love! Even though this Valentine’s Day will look a little different, try adding some wine and chocolate in the mix for a romantic date night spent in!
To make the evening extra special, add some romantic ambiance by dimming the lights, lighting candles or a fireplace, turning on some romantic tunes, making use of your best tableware and wine glasses, and preparing a special home cooked meal to enjoy before or after your wine and chocolate tasting.
Below, are three red wines from 7 Deadly and three chocolates from Ghirardelli’s Intense Dark range for a sinfully delicious pairing for those (social-distanced-friendly) Valentine’s Day celebrations this year. While they’re wonderful on their own, pairing these wines and chocolates together will take your tasting experience to a whole new level.
2018 7 Deadly Cabernet Sauvignon (SRP $16) with Ghirardelli Raspberry Radiance and Pomegranate Seeds The rich notes of 7 Deadly Cab with blackberry, vanilla, and mocha pair beautifully with the bright raspberry fruit bits of Ghirardelli Raspberry Radiance. Then when you add in some pomegranate seeds, this is a delicious pairing that brings out the intense flavor of the dark chocolate.
2018 7 Deadly Red Blend (SRP $16) with Ghirardelli Sea Salt Soiree and Fuji Apple The 7 Deadly Red features bold flavors of cherry, cranberry, and smokey black pepper. Pair this wine with Ghirardelli’s Sea Salt Soiree with its roasted almonds and delicate sea salt in fine dark chocolate. Add in a side of sliced Fuji apples to make this pairing a pleasure for your senses.
2017 7 Deadly Zinfandel (SRP $16) with Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate and Cherries Cap off your tasting night with the original varietal, 7 Deadly Zins, a true Old Vine Zinfandel that features full-bodied dark fruits, oak, and spicy notes. Go simple with Ghirardelli’s Intense Dark Chocolate that has 72 % cacao in this “Twilight Delight” bar. Complete the taste sensation with a side of robust and bright cherries.