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2010 Elio Perrone Bigaro
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We've been pretty vocal in the past about how much we love to drink Brachetto on Valentine's Day. To be precise, last year we referred to it as, "the most ultimate, badass, mega, super, best in the history of the world, ultra perfect wine for Valentine's Day" and we meant it. Oysters, chocolate-covered strawberries, Marvin Gaye, and a bottle of Brachetto are a surefire way to end your night with a bang (wink, wink). This year, however, our choice of love libation is the sexiest yet.
Hailing from the Piedmont in Northern Italy, the 2008 Elio Perrone "Bigaro" is a unique, sultry and sweet blend of Brachetto and Moscato. This wine is so full of seductive aromas and juicy, ripe fruit that your date will have his or her pants off before you've even had a chance to show them around your Mom's basement. This slightly sparkling wine is Victoria's Secret pink and overflows with flavors and aromas of strawberries, raspberries and peaches.
At $20, a bottle of Bigaro isn't dirt cheap, but V-Day is no time to skimp on your mate. So whether you spend Valentine's Day at a fancy restaurant or cook a romantic dinner for two, a bottle of this sinfully delicious sparkler will pair perfectly and help seal the deal.
Drink liberally out of a Champagne flute with white chocolate truffles, milk chocolate-covered hazelnuts and some fuzzy handcuffs.