The end of every month can be summed up in a single cliché that everyone has said at least once in their lives: “Where did the month just go?” February is just a few sips short of a full bottle, so it’s unclear why the month felt like it lasted only ten days, but we managed to get in some good wine articles and several memorable bottles along the way—even if we can’t remember what we did all February.
Don’t forget that February 27 is Open That Bottle Night, created by Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher. If you’ve been saving a certain bottle for a special occasion, make Feb. 27 the night, and enjoy with friends or family!
16 at home meal kits launching this Valentine’s Day: Maddie Maynard highlights a varied selection of kits that make an at-home romantic dinner as easy as ordering out. V-Day criticizers lament the fact that there’s just one day of the year you’re “supposed” to show your love and appreciation—well, these kits will make it easier to all year long!
The 30 Best Red Wines for 2021: It’s hard to pick just 30 wines to earmark for the year, but Keith Beavers and VinePair do a great job of picking a varied selection of wines, for any budget, from around the world. Take a look if you need wine inspo.
12 Best Rosé Champagnes You Need To Jazz Up Valentine’s Day In Lockdown: Rosé Champagne makes any evening so much more delightful. Stacey Smooth and Alex Hale give a categorized run-down for the best rosé bubbly according to occasion.
Palm Beach dining: These special wines and spirits are sure to lead to romance: Get ahead of the rosé game with these suggested wines and pairings from Roberta Sabban in her article. Romance isn’t just for Valentine’s Day, just like rosé isn’t just for summer.
8 Amazing California Road Trips That Take You From Big Sur to the Sierras: We all miss traveling, but if you have a car, nothing is stopping you from enjoying the quintessential all-American pastime: an old-fashioned road trip. Ride along with Evie Carrick to hit up incredible CA wineries along the way (just be sure to check beforehand if they’re open).
WOW Factor: …But when we can travel again, the World of Wine in Portugal is going to be at the top of our lists for destinations. Inaugurated in summer 2020, this “adventure land” for wine lovers is a must-see in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto. By Lauren Hill.
The Best Wine and Chocolate Pairings: Sarah Tracey gives us luxurious wine and chocolate pairings, perfect for an indulgent night in. A word of advice: make sure the wine is sweeter than the chocolate. Read on for delicious pairings, like ruby chocolate and Pink Port.
These 17 Idyllic Wineries Have Some of the Best Vino and Views in the World: Drink in these beautiful pictures of the lucky wineries who have it all—wine, and location, location, location! Jessica Colley Clarke lists wineries from all over the world.
117-Year-Old Nun Celebrates Beating Covid with Champagne: Lucy Shaw reports very important news: French nun Sister André celebrated her 117th birthday and beating the coronavirus with Champagne and a glass of Port. Those are exactly the libations we would’ve chosen.