Valentine Weekend Drinks From Your High Street Supermarket

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With the current cost of living encouraging many to ramp up their home chef-ing skills, you may wish to celebrate this Valentine weekend indoors. So, if you do partake, checkout our selection of delightfully girly, pink drinks from your high street supermarket in case anything takes your fancy. They won’t break the bank and you can enjoy any of them with your significant other, solo or with your girlfriends. Happy Valentine Weekend.

Castellore Dolce Amore Rosé, 2022, Italy, 12.5% abv

A strongly coloured, dry wine from Puglia with an intense nose of peach, red berries and grapefruit. The berry and citrus palette ensures that if you like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio you should love this. Pair with white meats or seafood. From Aldi RRP £8.99, now £3.99.

Ballycastle Raspberry Ripple Country Cream, UK, 12.0% abv

Pampered in Pink!

This limited edition liqueur combines double cream, sweet raspberry and rich vanilla flavours into an indulgently smooth drink experience. Great for a romantic get together or for a self indulgent treat but be warned, it is easy to overdrink this! Sip it alongside your rich deserts. From Aldi – RRP £7.69, 70cl

¡Hola! Mediterraneo Brut Rosé NV – DO Cataluna, Spain, 8.5% abv

This sparkling brut rosé from Belgians Christopher Heirwegh and Christel Weemaes and Joan Soler blends 50% Macabeo, 25% Xarel·lo, and 25% Pinot Noir grapes, and is crafted using the classic *Charmat method. The result is a light strawberry palette boosted by a floral nose. From Laithwaites WinesRRP £14.99.

Ramón Bilbao, Rosado 2022, Rioja, Spain, 12.5% abv  

From Spain’s famous Rioja region comes this delicately coloured rosé from environmentally conscious winemaker Rodolfo Bastida. With a nose of orange zest, you’ll delight in the soft cherry and strawberry palate, with its acidity adding to a long finish. Can be drunk on its own or with cold dishes such as white asparagus, shellfish salad, beef carpaccio and risottos. From Tesco – RRP £9.00.

Some terms explained:

*Charmat method – 24 days’ low temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks with bâtonnage, a process for stirring settled lees back into the fermenting wine, for more flavour. A second fermentation follows with the lees under pressure. Then the alcohol content is partly reduced by osmosis before filtering, with no loss in taste.

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