New York native and one of America’s most brilliant personalities, Clifton “Kip” Fadiman, once stated:
“A bottle of wine begs to be shared.”
We couldn’t agree more! Wine has long been an icebreaker—or fire-starter—that fuels great conversation and romantic evenings. You remember the last time you opened a bottle of vino with someone, don’t you?
Where were you? What did you discuss? (Let’s hope it wasn’t politics.) Which grapes did you taste? Was it a Barbera, a Cabernet Franc or a Riesling? You might not recall all the details, but certainly you remember the ones you shared it with.
Discussing and dissecting the nuances of wine is a powerful relationship-builder whether you’re among colleagues, friends or partners. Clients become tennis partners and acquaintances become lovers. When you share a bottle of wine, everyone is tasting, smelling, and feeling the same exact characteristics, though you may differ in your opinions. That finish that strikes your best friend as complex? It may do nothing for you. But no matter; you’re still connecting with your companions.
Yes, Kip Fadiman, a bottle of wine begs to be a shared experience.
Valentine’s Day is Friday, just the occasion to experience a good bottle of wine with someone you love—or hope to. Selecting and sharing a wine together is the perfect opportunity to strengthen your existing bond or create a new one.
“Remember that time we had the Seghesio Zinfandel at North Square Restaurant in Greenwich Village? We stayed in the Washington Square Hotel and had the most fabulous New York weekend ever.”
You want a Valentine’s Day wine to be special…a new experience. Haven’t tried a wine from the Garganega grape? Go for it. That soave classico from Venice is to die for.
Have you made a reservation yet? North Square Restaurant is serving up a special Valentine’s Day menu to accompany a vast selection of grapes. Taste the variety to mark the moment the time with your favorite person.
Try our Mencia! That’s the Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez 2017
Don’t know that grape? You’re not alone. This old, almost lost red varietal is increasingly important in Spain and Portugal. (There are few if any plantings in the New World.) Mencia can give aromatic wines with complex, mineral-scented detail.
In a word: memorable!
Just what Cupid ordered.