Valentine’s Day: The perfect red wine and chocolate pairing for a romantic date night

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HOUSTON – Hi everyone! Derrick here! Cheers to Wine Club Wednesday, Poured by H‑E‑B!

Here’s the thing about winters in Houston: they’re better when you’re fully stocked with some good bottles of wine. Plus, with Valentines Day just around the corner, it’s a great time to plan ahead. Today’s Wine Club pick is the San Antonio Winery Cardinale Sweet Red, a proprietary red blend from California’s Riboli Family which has been making wine for four generations. For a romantic date night (or even just a cozy night to yourself) pair this affordable and delicious red blend with some chocolate truffles and you won’t believe the delicious flavor combo. Eating sweets with red wines that are dry will make the wine taste bitter, so it’s best to select a wine with just a hint of sugar.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine named San Antonio Winery “American Winery of the Year” in 2018 so it’s even more impressive that this red blend comes with a price tag of just $10. Snap up those delicious organic chocolate truffles for just $6.99 at H‑E‑B or Central Market and you’ve got yourself the perfect Valentines Day gift for just a few bucks. To sweeten the deal even more, from February 2nd through the 15th you can get 10% off all sweet, sparkling and rose wine favorites at H‑E‑B.

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Happy Valentines Day and happy sipping from your friends at Houston Life.

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About the Author:

Catherine Sorto is a native Houstonian, a true crime junkie and loves flamin' chips.