In the glow of the candle

À la lueur de la chandelle

Bubbles, red or white. Here are these five beautiful bottles to accompany your romantic impulses.

By the time you read these lines, you will wake up may be the heart any lighter, the day after a beautiful evening (night) Saint-Valentin. Perhaps, too, too exhausted after a (another) week of crazy, you have chosen to stagger the celebrations of 24 hours of history to better enjoy the precious time with your partner.


You’re in the mood for sweetness, a little spice or excitement, whether you are old lovers or young couple, to happy retirees, or parents are out of breath, you will find in these five beautiful bottles pretexts to give free rein to your romantic impulses. Because of the time, with or without a party, for the outline, it is just good to stop and remember how good it is to be together.

To yours !

Virgile Joly Of The Languedoc 2017, The Pretty Red, Languedoc-Roussillon

$18.75 per

France 13,5 %

2.1 g/L Bio – | ★ ★ ★ | $ $

SAQ Code : 12879198

For a light wine and easy to drink, bet on the Pretty Red Virgile Joly, winemaker in Saint-Saturnin de Lucian, close to Montpeyroux. Its 2017 reflects the heat of the climate in the south with its roundness and velvety tannins, but it distills also an incredible freshness. Pure, crunchy and packed full of small red fruit, accents of flowers and sweet spices. Even better if it is served at around 14-15 °C.

Poderi Colla, Langhe 2012, Bricco del Drago, Piedmont

32,75 $

Italy 13,5 %

2.3 g/L| ★★★★ | $$$1/2

SAQ Code : 927590

Want a red to be more solid ? The Bricco del Drago mary the spirit and the fruit of the dolcetto (85 %), the structure of the nebbiolo grape, which gives rise to wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. With his frame, fleshy and delicate astringency, it perfectly embodies the red piedmontese carved for the table. Perfect for a dish braised hearty, like an osso buco. Pull out the carafe, serve around 16 °C and enjoy !

Juvé y Camps Cava Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2016, Reserva de la Familia

22 $

Spain 12 %

3.2 g/L | ★★★ | $$1/2

SAQ Code : 10654948

This good cava of classic offers in the mouth flavors are full, with slight accents of rancio. The likes of apple mingle with notes of freshly baked bread, all supported by bitter quality and with a nice outfit. Serve as an aperitif, with olives or table, with a paella. Perfect for believe that in Spain, the time of the evening.

A&D Wines, Vinho Verde 2018, Arinto, Monologo P24

18,15 $

Portugal 13 %

3.6 g/L | ★★★1/2 | $$

SAQ Code : 14296666

The vines of arinto climb up the side of hills in the area of Baião, and the other the Douro river. For the assembly of their wines, Dialina and Alexandre Gomes like to also “play” with grapes from different altitudes and of different degrees of maturity. This cuvée, for example, provides a superb balance between ripe fruit and bathed in sunlight, a structure and a feeling of freshness, accentuated by a final saline. A super purchase under $ 20.

Canard-Duchêne, Cuvée Léonie, Brut, Champagne

52,25 $

France 12 %

8.7 g/L| ★★★1/2 | $$$$

SAQ Code : 11154700

This house, which owes its name to the union of Léonie Duchêne and Victor Duck has made great progress since it was acquired by Alain Thiénot, also the owner of the mark of Joseph Perrier. A high proportion (80 %) of pinot noir and meunier give the cuvée Léonie a scale worthy of mention, while the aging of three years on lees allows the bubble to refine into a foam with the delicate and creamy. A beautiful bottle that you can also enjoy at table with pasta in creamy sauce.

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More stars than dollar: is worth its price.

As many stars as dollars: worth its price.

Less stars than dollars: the wine is expensive.

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