Valentine’s Day is here… Whether it snuck up on you or you just like the thrill of last-minute preparation, we’re here to help you along the way. Everyone knows nothing shares better than a great bottle of wine.  Lucky for you, our Sommeliers and Wine Team Members have shared their go-to bottles for Valentine’s Day.


magnum-champagne-ruinart-brut-rose-150cl-in-luxury-boxRuinart Brut Rosé Champagne Gift Box   
Perhaps the best value in Classic Brut Rose Champagne available anywhere.  Bright, crisp and delicious and beautifully bubbly in a tall Champagne flute.  A real treat for Valentine’s Day or anytime a special. –Denny Walsh, West Bloomfield


2012 Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo 
94 Points James Suckling | Fascinating aromas of dried flowers, cherry and fresh spices. Very subtle nose. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a long, flavorful finish. So pretty and polished. Harmony in the bottle. One of the best Marcenascos in memory. –Marc Jonna

image_4749989_full2014 ONX MAD CRUSH Paso Robles 
Rich, ripe, dark plum fruit make this whimsical Central Coast red ideal for sharing over  exceptional BBQ, roast tenderloin of beef or French onion soup, yum.  A blend of estate grown Grenache 45%, Tempranillo 19%, Malbec 18%, Mourvèdre 9%, and Zinfandel 9%.  Paso Robles is a California growing region that’s on a vertical quality climb. –Madeline Triffon, MS
CHATEAU THIVIN COTE DE BROUILLY NO DATE2013 Thivin Cote de Brouilly, List Price $27, Plum Price $21.97
Brouilly is one of the prettiest reds on the planet. This beauty is all pretty red fruit, spice, and flowers and a killer price. –Anthony Minne, Old Town
1260580x2015 Charles Joguet Chinon Rosé
The perfect pink pour to pair with your partner on Valentine’s day!  This dry rosé has notes of fresh strawberry and cherry and is the perfect start and accompaniment to a day of romance. –Jason Kugel, Bloomfield

2015 Banfi Brachetto d’Acqui Rosa Regale Piedmont 
Wine that’s ideal for dark chocolate!  Gentle bubbles and irresistible raspberry fruit make Brachetto as close to  a Valentine wine as any.  Legend has it that both Caesar and Marc Antony presented Cleopatra with gourds of Brachetto to unleash passion… –Madeline Triffon, MS

terrebrune_bandol-2014-bottle2015 Domaine de Terrebrune Bandol Rosé
The *perfect* match – a big Rosé with a big bouquet of Roses. Will compliment most any Valentine’s Day repast . . . even steak! –Rod Johnson, Ann Arbor
queenofheartsPN2013 Queen of Hearts Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County 
It is not easy to find a Pinot Noir produced with Santa Barbara fruit at this price point, well here you have it.  This wine delivers aromas of Balaton cherry, blackberry, and cola nut with smooth fruit driven flavors of strawberry, and baking spices. It is well balanced with firm acidity as a Pinot Noir should be. –Jorge Lopez-Chavez, Ann Arbor
2salsb14-3002015 Delaille Sauvignon Blanc Unique Vin de Pays du Val de Loire 
Perfect wine to share over sumptuous sushi, tempura veggies, Indian samosa or decadent mac and cheese!  Delightfully refreshing – bright citrus fruit and a light touch make this French Sauvignon Blanc  almost too easy-drinking …! –Madeline Triffon, MS