Romance and Wine: Find the Perfect Romantic Pairing

Romance and Wine: Find the Perfect Romantic Pairing

Feb 13, 2024Luke Read

Just like a perfect romance where no partner is complete without the other, we could say that no meal is complete without wine! So, this Valentines, treat yourself to a bottle from Wine&Earth that will pair flawlessly with the food and most importantly ... the mood.

We believe that wine is so much more than a beverage, and that finding the right one can either "make" or "break" the evening. So, to help you on your journey of discovery through the endless list of grapes and intricate details of winemaking, we have provided some of our favourite pairings to ease the process.


English Effervescence

There is always something mystical about popping a bottle of bubbles on a romantic occasion ... so why do anything different?

Kicking off the evening with canapés and a glass of English fizz is definitely the way forward and Oxney's Organic Estate ensures that every sip tastes just as good as the last. Bursting with fresh citrus, buttered croissant and delicate brioche, this wine is at its prime and cannot wait to be opened.

Oxney Organic Estate Blanc-de-Blanc, East Sussex, England, 2018


Subtly Sustainable Seafood

With so many different forms of seafood, from mussels to lobster, this wine needs to be diverse and adaptable. For us, there is no grape more suited to the role than Chenin Blanc. Renowned world-wide for its array of aromas and stylistic differences, Chenin promises to deliver on all fronts.
For seafood pasta, try Terra Remota's "E Chenin" from 2020. This is a promising Spanish option displaying more stone fruits and exotic characteristics with refreshing acidity and prolonged finish. Perfect for the intense and powerful aromas of the dish.
For a classic pairing with oysters, try Opstal Estates Carl Everson Chenin Blanc from 2021. Here, Stellenbosch provides refreshingly crisp acidity and a mineral-like texture packed with citrus. This works effortlessly to compliment and contrast the oysters, making sure the flavour is never lost.
(Or try our first suggestion, the Oxney English sparkling!)

Terra Remota E ChEnin, Catalunya, Spain, 2020

Opstal Estate Carl Everson Chenin Blanc, Breede River Valley, South Africa, 2021


Versatile and Vegan

For those embarking on plant-based dishes, something simple, elegant and vibrant allows the food to speak for itself. Sancerre, with its crisp acidity, bright citrus, herbal aromas and soft, delicate palate helps accompany even the heartiest flavours. From Domaine Roger & Didier Raimbault, their 2021 expression is the perfect choice. And it is independently vegan certified!

Domaine Roger & Didier Raimbault Sancerre Blanc, Loire, France, 2021


Bold with Beef

Bold, elegant, rich, smooth and impactful.

Our CMS Cabernet Sauvignon from Hedges Family Estate, nestled in the corner of America, is a great choice for those seeking in-your-face flavours from across the pond. Packed with aromas of blackcurrant, red cherry, bramble, dried basil and vanilla spice, this bottle promises to live up to any part of the cow, balancing the delicate, juicy textures with integrated, melted tannins and an unmissable sense of structure and power.

CMS Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington State, USA, 2020 


Duck with Delicacy

Refined, elegant, light and complex are the rules here as duck has a distinctly gamey characteristic, drawing our attention to wine with age that allows the more developed aromas to match with the meat. While most might think of Burgundy for this pairing, we're taking a leap to New Zealand with our friends at Ten Sisters in Marlborough. Their Pinot from 2019 is complexed, smooth and juicy with notes of mature cherries, grapefruit, blackberry, cedar and cigar smoke. Simply sensational with any duck dish.

Ten Sisters Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2019


...Still Stuck?

Just as love comes in various forms, we understand that each experience makes the occasion special and memorable for you and your loved one. Why not make wine part of your Valentines night, and if perhaps our suggestions aren’t wetting your taste buds, head over to the search filter – with so much to choose from you’re guaranteed to find the right bottle to spoil your loved one!

Cheers to you making beautiful lasting memories with the ones you love the most 🥂

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