Gleeson’s Liquors of Ocean View has the right idea leading up to this Valentine’s Day. Rather than the typical, heart-shaped box of chocolates, show your love with one of Gleeson’s chocolate-inspired wines. Even better, those without a sweetheart can curb their loneliness by cozying up to one of these delectable blends. Check out their V-Day selection.
1. Enamore Red Blend
“An exciting, innovative wine produced from a blend of Malbec, Syrah, Bonarda and Cabernet Franc uniquely dried and vinified in the Amarone style. Dark ruby red in color, Enamore offers supple aromas of ripe berries, raisin, and plums. Sensual notes of exotic spices, charcoal and chocolate are seamlessly layered with the fruit. Full bodied, rich and complex, with a long finish beautifully framed by fine-grained tannins.” – Enamore official site
Grab a bottle of your own in the Gleeson’s International aisle in the New Zealand section. Prepare to be enamored of this special blend…
2. Chocolate Box Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon
“Plummy, rich and ripe, with a creamy mouthfeel and dense, chocolaty flavors, this is a hefty mouthful of Barossa Shiraz at a great price. At 14.5% abv, it’s nicely balanced, with a lingering finish. Drink now and over the next couple of years.” – Wine Enthusiast
You can find Chocolate Box in the Australian section of the International aisle.
3. Chocolate Shop
This red is blended with real dark chocolate, creating a sinfully rich tasting experience. Voted Wine Spectator’s “favorite chocolate flavored wine” and described as “pure heaven” on NBC’s Today Show, Chocolate Shop is made with the “finest vinifera varietals, a touch of oak, and a kiss of sweetness to create the perfect fruit-driven foil for the rich dark chocolate which unfolds in silken layers across the palate.”
Snag a bottle in the Gleeson’s Spirits aisle in the cordial section.
4. Cocoa di Vine
“Cocoa di Vine Chocolate & Wine is a combination of rich chocolate cream from one of the country’s top creameries in Wisconsin and a white wine blend produced in the USA from Argentine grapes. This delicious beverage offers chocolate flavors with undertones of vanilla and caramel. Enjoy as a dessert.” – Opici official site
Skip the chocolate cake and head straight for the Gleeson’s cordial section in the Spirits aisle for dessert this holiday.