With Valentine’s Day just around the corner and the recent news that Alberta has banned BC wine imports, there’s never been a better excuse to try out a new bottle.
I have been to exactly one wine tasting in my life — which was in France if that gives me extra credentials — so I am by no means and expert. But, here are some BC wines to help you get into the spirit of the season.
This was the first red wine I ever enjoyed drinking. It’s a blend so it’s not overpowering. If you’re not that into red wine, but heard it’s romantic, give this one a try.
Pairs well with: Impressing your tinder date and getting to date number two. Or, pulling out all the romantic stops for your first Valentines Day as a couple.
This is my go-to celebratory white wine. It’s fresh and fruity without being overwhelmingly sweet. It’s also on sale right now at BC Liquor Stores for an added bonus.
Pairs well with: A chill date ordering takeout, watching Netflix and talking about each others’ days because you’ve been together for awhile, and it’s a Wednesday night, so do we really need to go out?
Rosé is mainly considered a summer wine, but I don’t believe in constricting good wines to seasons. It’s also sweet and pink, so right on theme for Valentine’s Day.
Pairs well with: Treating yourself on another single Valentines Day re-watching The Office and reminding yourself that if Michael Scott can find someone to match his personality, you can too.
Boxed wine may not have a reputation for being classy, but it’s more fun trying to do a classy tasting with wine that comes from a spout. Bonus points if you’re drinking out of plastic cups.
Pairs well with: A night in with your single friends gossiping, possibly singing throwback karaoke as the box drains and remembering you don’t need to be in a romantic relationship to feel loved.