Your Valentine’s Day Wine Guide

The cozy weather and romantic air of Valentine’s Day make it the perfect time for some great food and wine. Whether you celebrate with some friends or head out with your significant other, no Valentine’s Day dinner is complete without some fabulous vino. If you want to impress your date at Palm Valley Fish Camp this year but have no idea how to navigate the wine list, we’re here to help. Here are our favorite wines to sip this season:

Vibrant Rosé to Fit the Theme

What goes better with this holiday than a crisp pink wine? There are many different kinds of rosé offered today. Some are best saved for a humid summer day, while others are perfect for a romantic dinner in the middle of winter.

It’s always wise to be strategic about what you order on a date. We recommend you pair a glass of rosé with something scant in garlic, onions or black pepper. Blue Crab Cakes with Caper Dill Aioli or Shrimp & Creamy Grits with White Wine Butter Sauce are two perfect pairings for your pink wine.

Buttery Chardonnay Keeps You Warm all Night

A smooth, easy-to-sip glass of Chardonnay is always a good choice on a cold day. Unoaked Chardonnay is a steadfast favorite amongst casual wine drinkers and is always a safe choice if you don’t know what your date likes.

Another great aspect of this full-bodied white wine is how well it pairs with different foods. Situated right on the water, the Palm Valley team loves pairing a chilled glass with fresh seafood. The Low Boil for Two with Shrimp, Clams, Snow Crab, Andouille, Corn, Broccoli, Mushrooms, Onions is a fabulous choice.

You Can’t Go Wrong with a Bold Cabernet

Your knowledgeable server or bartender may recommend a 2014 or 2016 Cabernet when you dine with us for Valentine’s Day. The nuanced flavor profiles of these years make them the perfect bold option during the colder months.

It’s smart to pair rich foods with tannin-forward Cabernets so your entree isn’t overpowered by the wine. Top Sirloin Steak with Brandy Peppercorn Demi, Mixed Greens and Fries or Buttermilk Pan Fried Chicken with Grits, Collard Greens and Tasso Ham Gravy are great options if you opt for Cabernet.

Make Your Valentine’s Day Dinner Reservations Today

We love love at Palm Valley Fish Camp. No matter who you celebrate with on February 14th, you simply can’t go wrong with Palm Valley. Between our delicious menu and the breathtaking view, it’s difficult to imagine a more romantic setting in Jacksonville. Click here to book your dinner reservation with us. We look forward to helping you celebrate!

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