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Sparklers for Valentine’s Day 2014

elyssia pinot noir
Elyssia Pinot Noir

Looking for an attractive looking sparkler for Valentine's Day? Think pink! Rose colored champagne and sparkling wine is all the rage this year - possibly because it is so gorgeous to look at. Also, wines made from the Pinot Noir grape (the darker skins is what gives it the pretty rose color) have more tannins, so if you are enjoying salmon or lightly cooked veal the wine will complement the dish well.

Above is a picture of Elyssia Pinot Noir from Spain, produced by Freixenet - one of the largest wine companies in the world. Yet what's interesting about Freixenet is that it is family run despite its size, and I even had dinner with its CEO Pedro Ferrer in October when I visited the Freixenet properties in Spain. This wine is fabulous -- affordable yet elegant.

You might enjoy this with this fabulous souffle recipe I saw in this http://www.winemag.com/February-2007/Pairings-Love-Is-In-The-Air/

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