So you’re gunning to get into the good books with your Valentine tomorrow. You’ve bought flowers, heaps of the best chocolate you can find, you’ve even bought a snazzy card and poured your heart out to her or him with a handwritten message inside. Complete the equation with excellent wine.

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brut NV

It's a given that if you want Champagne with the cool-factor, then Clicquot is the way to go. Think aromas of lemon shortbread, bread crust and nutty, biscuit-like loveliness alongside subtle flavours of baked apple, oatcake and creamy, yeasty characters on the finish. Classic and classy.


Kalex Alex Kaufman Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2013


This is a juicy, tropical, racy chardonnay replete with rockmelon, peach, ripe grapefruit and punchy pepper. Layers of toasty spices make this a wine that really rocks. A splash of mandarin, creamy, nutty notes and a long, mealy finish has me wanting a second glass, pronto. Superb stuff from our southern climes.



Invivo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
You won't be disappointed with this crunchy, clean, passionfruit-packed sauvignon. In fact, the minute you try it you'll probably want to race down to the supermarket to grab a second bottle. Signature grassy notes, capsicum, zingy and juicy white nectarine, white pepper complexity and juicy length of flavour make this a fresh, zesty sip.
Price: $19