Can we set the record straight on something? Galentine’s is not just for single gals. Nor is it only for the girls who fought with their “better” half and want a girls day to get away (although, that is a perfectly acceptable reason!). Galentine’s is for the tribe of women who want to celebrate sisterhood with a little bubbly, lots of macaroons and some good laughs.
Whether you and your girls met through yoga in the park or they’re your work BFFs, friendship is always worth raising a toast to. So we’ve picked out a few of the most charming and approachable Valentine’s Day vinos we could find and a cocktail to kick things off. Here’s that wonderful cocktail:
5 oz of Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Combine Tito’s and Elderflower in a flute. Top off with sparkling wine.
When rosé boomed about 3 years ago, millenial women all over the globe searched high and low for the best Instagram backdrop for a photo that might be captioned “Rosé all day.” Well, to be honest, we’re still kind of in love with the stuff. Thunevin Rosé bursts with raspberry and wild strawberries on the nose and leads into wild strawberry flavor on the palate. Zesty acidity peaks just before a very round finish. Sip this after a bite of carpaccio or blue cheese.
If a few of your friends are into sweeter wines, Plumeria Sparkling Moscato is the answer. Charcuterie boards, fresh and dried fruit and cinnamon rolls go extremely well with this wine. It boasts bright red apple and peach notes with lively bubbles. The refreshing acidity carries into a delightful sweetness that will have even the dry-wine drinkers looking for a little taste.
And for the prize of the Galentine’s, we offer Moutard Champagne. This 100% Pinot Noir Champagne is refined with a rich nose of Mirabelle plums, kirsch and crushed flowers. As an added bonus, it will rinse cupcake frosting from your palate with a toasted butteriness.