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Celebrate Valentine's Day with Drinks for Every Type of Love Affair

Image: valentine drinks (ARA) - Whether you are head over heels in love, starting an exciting new relationship or just enjoying the single life, Valentine's Day provides the perfect excuse to celebrate, and incorporating romantic drinks into an evening assures a memorable one. Luckily, there is no need to spend a small fortune in the name of love, and the answer may be as close as your nearest liquor store.

For those involved in a cozy and committed love affair, plan a romantic dinner that includes candlelight, soft music and the seductive taste of Bunratty Meade. Known as the Irish aphrodisiac, Meade is the original wine of passion. Attributed with legendary powers of virility and fertility, Bunratty Meade is a delicate yet potent drink made from a traditional fermented honey recipe and white wine. Enjoyed throughout Irish history to promote the well-being of newlyweds, Meade is the fire and flame that fuels desire in young couples. In fact, Irish folklore claims that brides and grooms consumed meade for one full moon after their wedding, hence the name "honeymoon."

The beginning stages of a relationship can often be awkward, especially on Valentine's Day. For those in a new romance, keep it simple with a bottle of red. Guys, even if you can't match both your socks (let alone a whole wardrobe), everybody knows that red is traditionally the color of -- no, not the Kansas City Chiefs -- love. As an intimate gift or paired with a meal, Luna di Luna's Merlot/Cabernet, is a perfect choice. Packaged in a striking red bottle, the blend combines the smoothness of Merlot with the boldness of Cabernet for an exceptionally crafted wine. Aged for six months in oak barrels, the Merlot/Cabernet has the characteristics of a high priced wine at a value price.

Valentine's Day for the single crowd doesn't have to mean a lonely night in front of the television with a box of Kleenex or a celebration of your umbilical-like attachment to SportsCenter. Hold an unforgettable "unattached" celebration for you and your pals. Ladies, be sure to tell worst date and latest love stories over an evening of decadent chocolate and delicious wine. And guys, at least make an attempt to peel your eyes off the scoreboard long enough to toast to your bachelorhood! In addition to the Merlot/Cabernet blend, Luna di Luna is available in Chardonnay/Pinot Grigio in a cobalt blue bottle, Pinot Bianco/Sauvignon in an emerald green bottle, Sangiovese/Merlot in a purple bottle and a Sparkling Chardonnay/Pinot Grigio, also in a blue bottle. Variety is always appealing, so play matchmaker and introduce all five blends to your friends.

As you can see, Valentine's Day doesn't have to be the most dreaded page on your Far Side desk calendar. But for those truly confused and clueless -- let's face it, more than likely it's the men we are talking about -- here are a few last minute ideas that won't blow your savings. Show her that you have the faintest trace of a soft, sentimental person buried away somewhere inside and you can ensure that Valentine's Day results in happiness for both of you.

  • You like instant replays, right? Well, so does she. Go to the place you first met and replay the evening from the start (feel free to alter the ending).
  • Welcome to spa on-a-budget. Surprise her as she comes home from work by playing her favorite soothing music, preparing her a hot bubble bath and a mixing-up a spritzer made from chilled Bunratty Meade and Sprite.
  • Prepare a fondue dinner (yes, it's French food made from old cheese or chocolate, but she likes it) for two, and feed each other. Don't forget the Luna di Luna Merlot/Cabernet for a toast with intertwined arms. Guaranteed to be fun, messy and amorous.
Courtesy of ARA Content.

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