What’s the Sexiest Wine in Roanoke?

Let the wine be your guide tonight

What’s everybody drinking with their sweethearts for Valentine’s Day?  A quick look at the TOP WINES at Wine Gourmet for the last week reveal:

#5  Italian Reds –  What says “Cara mia, ti amo molto (My darling, I love you deeply) better than a spicy Italian red and a big pan of lasagna?   After all, the most direct route to the heart, is through the stomach.  si o non?

#4  Champagne – Pricey but impressive, a true Champagne is a sensual delight that is the stuff of seduction.

#3  Sparkling wine – Champagne a bit too dear?, then opt for a frugal cousin.  We have sensational sparklers for as little as $8.99  🙂

#2  Napa Cabernets – Grilling a heart-shaped steak tonight?  Many have purchased the cadillac of Cabernets – Napa Cab!

#1  Red Bordeaux – We have five different labels of the spectatcular 2009 vintage.


So, there you are. Five different wine directions you may take with the object of your affection and ardor. But you don’t want to just plop the bottle down in the middle of the table and then tuck the napkin in your shirt.  You want to do this right.  So, in the interest of your love and edification, we boldly suggest the following:

  • Find the person you love.
  • Say his or her name.
  • Say je t’aime:
    • j in je is pronounced [zh] like the g in mirage
    • e is pronounced like the oo in good
    • t’aime is pronounced [tem] to rhyme with them.
  1. Optional: Follow with “my darling”:
    • To a woman = ma chérie, pronounced [ma shay ree].
    • To a man = mon chéri, pronounced [mo(n) shay ree]. The (n) is nasal.
    • You can also choose a different French term of endearment
  2. Optional: To respond to someone who says “I love you,” say Moi aussi, je t’aime (I love you too).
    • moi is pronounced “mwa.”
    • aussi is pronounced “oh see.”

What you need

  • A few minutes of practice
  • A romantic location
  • Your beloved
  • (optional) wine, candles, flowers, trimmed nails, bonbons, a drawn bath, soft music, an engagement ring perhaps …

[One last tip, for the guys:  Silly String is not appropriate and will not be received with an appreciation of your impish sense of humor.]


Published in: on February 14, 2011 at 7:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

Join Wine of the Month Club? Reason #1

Wine Gourmet’s Wine Club is made of a hundreds of people just like you – looking for a value, craving a tasting adventure and seeking a little knowledge about the beverage we all love. Each week for the next six weeks, we’ll give you another great reason to join SW Virginia’s largest Wine Club and start enjoying your selections today.

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Published in: on February 4, 2011 at 6:26 pm  Leave a Comment