Yes, it is true that Valentine’s Day is about chocolates, flowers and stuffed teddy bears, but let’s not forget that romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Of course, with a nice dinner, you also want to choose a nice wine too. However, choosing a wine proves to be tricky for most people. Does red wine go with a chicken dish? Does white wine pair well with a seafood dish? Here are some of the best wines to choose for your Valentine’s Day dinner, along with some awesome dinner recipes.
Lobster– Chardonnay are light wines so they pair well with the lobster, as well as the mac and cheese. Chardonnay ideas- Heron Hill Classic Chardonnay Unsoaked or Kendall Jackson’s Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay. All Recipes has a great recipe for Lobster Mac and Cheese.
Oysters– Muscadet is a popular choice of wine to pair with oysters because of the wine’s briny minerality. Muscadet ideas- Famille Lieubeau Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Clisson or Sauvion Chateau du Cleray Haute Culture Sur Lie Muscadet. Food 52 features a delicious recipe for Broiled Oysters with a Sriracha Lime Butter.
Smoked Salmon– Pinot Nior is a great wine choice for smoked salmon because the wine’s earthy undertones bring out the flavors in salmon dishes. Pinot Noir ideas- Hahn Estates Pinot Noir or King Estate Backbone Pinot Noir. A Food Lover’s Delight has a great recipe for Elegant Smoked Salmon with Penne.
Scallops– Chenin Blanc makes a great match with the caramelization of seared scallops. Chenin Blanc ideas- Domaine Mosse Anjou Blanc or Waitrose Cederberg Chenin Blanc. Pale OMG features a tasty recipe for Valentine’s Day Seared Scallops Dinner for Two.
Filet Mignon– Meaty steaks have long been paired with hearty red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon ideas- Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon or One Hope Howell Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cooking Bride showcases a great recipe for Pan Seared Filet Mignon with Crab Meat Cream Sauce.