Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and red-heart-laden ads to get your cupid on are surfacing everywhere. Images of romance with pink and red hued items right down to heart shaped pizzas are bombarding the internet! While as kids we were once brimming with enthusiasm and excitement, now we are all dreading the “what to do this year” question. You don’t have to panic about Valentine’s Day, just make it simple. What goes with everything and makes everything more romantic? Simply put – Champagne. When you consider that Champagne already has a tight relationship with the idea of romance, what’s a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? You can’t go wrong. There isn’t a bad time for Champagne; it makes every occasion a celebration spiked with a good shot of adrenaline. So plan a special dinner, get clever and get romantic.
Good Champagne is costly, but there are ways to economize a bit and still enjoy some bubbly. It doesn’t have to be Dom Perignon. There are so many options for Champagne. The Italian sparkling wines such as Prosecco are just as good, and a lot easier on the pocketbook and they still set the mood. Since it is almost impossible to avoid the colors pink or red right now, don’t forget Rosé Champagne. You will find Rosés that are extremely dry and others that are sweet. Check my how-to-select-the-perfect-Champagne-for-you guide.
Have you read some of the fun quotes about Champagne? There are countless ingenious quotes from famous people that state the obvious – champagne is exquisite, heart stirring, glamorous, pampering, a self contained party, romantic, visually delightful, seductive, spirit lifting. The line “Shall we pop open a bottle of bubbly?” creates a flutter of excitement! (See below for some fun Champagne quotes.)
“I’ll drink your champagne. I’ll drink every drop of it, I don’t care if it kills me.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Champagne? I never touch it. Not directly, anyway. I always use a glass.” – Anistatia R Miller, author of Champagne Cocktails
“Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions; sometimes the special occasion is that you have a bottle of Champagne in the fridge” – Hester Browne
“Pleasure without Champagne is purely artificial.” – Oscar Wilde
“Why do I drink Champagne for breakfast? Doesn’t everyone?” – NOEL COWARD reportedly said
“Two warm bodies and one cold bottle of Champagne will produce something more wonderful than would happen without the Champagne.” – Helen Gurley Brown