Here is a treat for this Valentine’s Day. Whether for you and your lover, or just for you if nursing a broken heart or anxiety over an unrequited love, a nice glass of Picpoul de Pinet (PEAK-pool day PIN-nay) is just the thing. It’s light and refreshing, so you won’t tamper the fires of passion, and its low alcoholic content allows for pleasurable consumption if drowning one’s sorrows.

Picpoul de Pinet for Valentine's Day

Picpoul de Pinet for Valentine’s Day

 The 2013 Oustric Picpoul de Pinet is from the Sud de France region (Languedoc/Roussillon), which guarantees you a high quality wine at a reasonable price. It boasts subtle aromas of fruit blossoms, is lively on the palate, elegant, and well rounded (just like me), and pairs beautifully with seafood, cheese, and other light fare. This is a wine for long-term quaffing and, for $10.99 at K & L Wines, you can afford enough bottles to satisfy your Valentine’s Day needs, whatever they may be.

For more Valentine’s Day inspiration, make sure to check out the week long celebration with #WinePW. Here’s a sneak preview of the pairings:

Jade from Tasting Pour:

– Love Letter Pastries and Brandborg Winery Pinot Noir

-Cherry Hazelnut Scones

Jeff from Food Wine Click – Perfect Wine for a Sparkling Valentine’s Day Celebration

Martin of Enofylz Wine Blog – Valentine’s Surf and Turf with a Twist and Champagne Pairing

Nancy from Pull That Cork – Shepherd’s Pie and Burgundy: A Cozy Valentine’s Day Pairing

Kirsten of The Armchair Sommelier – My Squashy Valentine

Jennifer from Vino Travels – Sparkle Your Valentine’s Day with Brachetto from the Roero with Demarie

David of Cooking Chat – Cauliflower Kale Soup paired with Pinot

Michelle from Rockin Red Blog – Valentine’s Day in the South of France with #WinePW

Sarah from Curious Cuisiniere – Gougeres (French Cheese Puffs) and Blanquette de Limoux

Cindy from Grape Experiences – A Valentine’s Gift: Elegant Anaba Wines

Lori from Draceana Wines – Need a Valentine’s Wine? As You Wish.

Valerie of Girls Gotta Drink – A Moscato Food Pairing: #Moscato for Breakfast

Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla :

-Cherry Glazed Chicken with Hahn’s Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

-Barley Stuffed Acorn Squash & Zesty Crayfish with Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay

-Wild Boar Mushroom Pot Pies with Landmark Vineyards Overlook Pinot Noir

-Seared Venison Medallions with Justin’s Cabernet Sauvingon

-Rose Cured Salmon with Balletto Vineyards Brut Rose

-Epoisses, Cremant de Limoux & Hand Rolled Crackers

Christy from Confessions of a Culinary Diva:

-Valentine’s Day Steakhouse Dinner at Home

-50 Oysters a Day & Other Tales of Seduction

-Pick a Picpoul de Pinet for Your Valentine

-Smokin’ Duck & Pinot

-Valentine’s Take-In Dinner

-Apple of My Eye Pork Chops & Pinot

-Lobster, Corn Fritters & Balletto

Join us Saturday, February 13th at 8 am PST/11 EST for a live Twitter chatter using #WinePW to share your favorite Valentine’s Day Pairings.

The secret to a great Valentine's Day - Picpoul de Pinet, flowers and friends!

The secret to a great Valentine’s Day – Picpoul de Pinet, flowers and friends!