Valentine’s Day: Wine

A visit to Niagara Wine Country is never more romantic than with your Valentine. Check out what these four wineries are offering this Valentine’s Day.

Ravine Vineyard‘s 5 course menu with wine pairings in their bistro overlooking the vineyards is offered Thursday & Friday (February 14th & 15th) from 5 – 9pm. Poached lobster in icewine reduction; house made sage cavatelli with wild mushrooms in sherry cream sauce; tender beef ribeye; farm fresh squash risotto; and a trio of chocolate desserts convey the decadent flavours of romance. Visit the tasting room for a bundle of Reserve Red, a House Made Cupcake and Reserve Flight Tasting.

 

During the Days of Wine and Chocolate explore the decadently sweet and savoury art of wine and chocolate pairing. Reif Estate Winery is pairing their 2011 Magician with a unique Chocolate Chili Corn. (The Magician lush blend of Pinot and Shiraz displays bramble berry fruit, chocolate covered sun-dried cherries, an herbal note of thyme and a finish of black pepper with supple tannins and a velvety texture).

Tucked away in a spot that’s unique to Niagara, Stoney Ridge Winery‘s secret garden provides a tranquil escape. (Click to enlarge the adjacent image, bring a printed copy of it to Stoney Ridge Winery from February 13 to 16, and indulge in a 2009 Meritage, Mexican Chocolate Fondue for two, and two wine samples for two.)

 

 

 
For lovers looking to lay low this year Inniskillin has crafted the perfect menu for a Valentine’s date night at home… Classic movies paired with premium wine, and an equally swanky snack. Making fancy popcorn together is a flirty bonding experience to start the night off right. Click the adjacent image for movie and wine pairings, and try this decadent popcorn recipe by David Penny, Inniskillin Winery Estate Chef.

Inniskillin White Truffle Parmesan Popcorn
Ingredients:
1⁄2 cup popping corn
2 TBSP olive oil
2 TBSP fresh grated Parmesan cheese 1 TBSP fresh chopped parsley
2 TSP white truffle oil
1 TSP salt

Serves two (wink, wink)

Directions:
Combine oils in a small bowl
Pop corn using air popper or stovetop method Drizzle popcorn with oils; toss to mix
Season with salt, to taste
Sprinkle grated Parmesan and chopped parsley Toss again; serve warm; enjoy…

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