Roses are red, violets are blue, this Valentine’s day let’s celebrate friends too!
Valentine’s Day is so focused on romantic relationships, sometimes we forget to appreciate the other true loves in our lives - and no I don’t mean wine - our best friends! So this year we’re celebrating “Galentine’s Day”.
No that’s not a typo, Galentine’s Day is an unofficial holiday for celebrating the wonderful friends in our lives. Originally conceived by fictional character Leslie Knope on Michael Schur’s Parks and Recreation for “ladies celebrating ladies”. But didn’t all #days start somewhere? We think it should be broadened out to include all our friends, male and female (Palentine’s?). There’s no better way to celebrate that with your friends and some mindful wines!
Here are our top choices for this year’s Galentine’s Day:
This box is the perfect mindful mix for the gin-lover this Galentine’s Day. The box includes organic gin paired with organic sparkling and rosé wine.
For the bubble lovers, it has Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle certified organic and biodynamic sparkling. This wine exudes elegance and finesse, making it the perfect wine to start off your Galentine’s celebration. Offering a bouquet of green apple and hints of lime and brioche. On the palate, this is flirtatious and moreish with an invigorating cool, creamy acidity. Focused, cool and crisp with beautiful balance and length. Cheers to that!
For those that love a fresh flavourful land seasonal dinner paired with one of the ultimate food-friendly wines, we have the perfect drop: Best of Both Worlds Organic Rosé. Best of Both Worlds was born of the belief that you should expect the best of both worlds; wines made with care for the environment and fuller more generous flavours. This is an exotic wine of freshness, purity and drive. Balanced from beginning to end with savoury dry flavours overlaid with alluring sweet fruit flavours.
For those that prefer a cocktail, this case includes our first mindful spirit: Antipodes Organic Gin. Distilled in New South Wales’ pristine Hunter Valley, Antipodes Gin is infused with native Australian botanicals including lemon myrtle, aniseed myrtle and Tasmanian pepper berry. Triple distilled and refined with pure Australian rainwater. A robust and versatile flavour profile, perfect gin for a sophisticated G&T or Gin Fizz with soda water and fresh berries paired with organic cheeses, honey popcorn, and chocolate!
If you prefer a little splash of colour, there's our GINdulgence Box with Antipodes Organic Pink Gin. This version is infused with Kakadu plum, olida (strawberry Gum), blue chamomile flowers and ruby red grapefruit, gathering together with a complex selection of native and exotic botanicals.
If you follow the Biodynamic calendar, Valentine’s Day, February 14th, actually blossoms into a Flower Day come the evening. Followers of the calendar believe that flower days are the best days for enjoying wine. The day following Valentine’s is a full flower day, so instead of celebrating Galentine’s on Thursday, why not move it to a Flower Day? And why not celebrate with the perfect mix of biodynamic wines? Biodynamics is an extended version of organic wine, also focusing on holistic, spiritual, ecological and ethical farming practices.
Variety is the spice of life and our PlayFUL Biodynamic Mix is quite the mindful variety! A PlayFUL mix of biodynamic wines - a red, white and rosé.
The Paxton Pollinator Biodynamic and Vegan Friendly Shiraz is a full-bodied wine with a beautiful primary fruit character of sour cherry and empress plums. Lovely integration of oak and fruit with a seamless texture and tannin profile. Perfect for the big red wine lover.
You will have a winning drop with Halliday Winemaker of the Year 2020 Vanya Cullen’s own Cullen Dancing in the Moonlight Biodynamic Rosé. A brilliant dry Rosé from the certified biodynamic, carbon-neutral and naturally powered Cullen Wines estate. Featuring a lush palate dominated by red fruits of red plum and wild strawberry and cranberry. Yum!
Finally, Krinklewood Biodynamic Semillon. Semillon is the hero white wine of the Hunter, where this drop is grown and produced. Krinklewood is a family-owned biodynamic organic vineyard located in Broke Fordwich, Hunter Valley, committed to managing the vineyard and farm in a holistic and sustainable way. This stunning wine is an elegant and engaging example displaying delicate grassy notes, summer stonefruit and nostalgic lemon sorbet.