With a lockdown Valentine’s Day just around the corner, showing loved ones you care is more important than ever. Here’s our guide to gifts that say ‘I love you’ whether you’re planning a romantic night in for two, or are sending a gift to a loved one you can’t see right now. Raise a glass to romance with a bottle of sparkling wine! Whether you’re a Champagne classicist or prefer prosecco we’ve got some fantastic sparkling wines, most of which you just won’t find on the supermarket shelves.
English sparkling wine is now more than holding its own on the international stage, and Nyetimber produces some of the best. We stock it in ‘the loft’ at £38.50 a bottle. If you’d rather go French, our range includes Champagnes from the vineyards of Pierre Mignon, Le Noble and Laurent Perrier. We’ve also got some lovely proseccos and pink fizz from just £9.50 a bottle, but if you fancy something a little different why not try Blanquette de Limoux brut at £13.99 or one of the loft’s favourites – a sparkling red; Black Queen Sparkling Shiraz, £29.50!
While a single red rose may be something of a Valentine’s cliché, a lovely bottle of rosé wine is quite the opposite. Top of the Valentine’s Day pops has to be Whispering Angel – at £17.99 a bottle of £46.95 for a magnum. But we’ve got a great selection of pinks for all budgets – including New Zealand’s ‘Isle Of Beauty’ rosé, £14.50 - or maybe an Argentinian malbec rosé at just £9.50. When it comes to romantic reds, a classic Chateau Louvie St Emillion, £19.99, is a great way to share the love, while the lively South African blend ‘Over the Moon’, delicious served slightly chilled, is £17.95 a bottle. Italian wine fans, meanwhile, will be blown away by a beautifully crafted Brunello di Montalcino at £38.50.
If beer’s their thing, we’ve got some crackers – including a great variety of classic continental beers alongside some quirky craft ales. The Mad Squirrel Brewery range offers something to tantalise all tastebuds, from a Lacto Fruit sour to Chocolate White Stout – and we reckon a grown-up beer pick n mix would be enough to melt even the toughest of hearts!
Gin lover in your life? We’ve got your back, with a delectable selection of craft gins – including the romantic Silent Pool and a lovely Sharish Magic gin gift set for two. To complete your gift, why not pick up some delicious Italian chocolates from our deli range – beautifully presented in a range of box and tin sizes, they make a truly indulgent treat.
Hopefully this has provided you with a little Valentine’s gift inspiration – our shop at Wolseley Bridge, Colwich is currently open Fridays 1 – 4pm and Saturdays 1 - 5pm. You can also check out or range and order via our website to ‘click and collect’ or arrange local delivery – head to our shop page.