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The Best Valentine’s Day Wines Under $20

No romantic evening for two is complete without a little vino. Here's our roundup of the best Valentine's Day wines under $20, hand-picked by a sommelier.

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Gruet Brut Sparkling Rosé

Looking to splash out this Valentine’s Day? Pick up a bottle of Gruet’s ($13) scintillating rosé sparkling wine. Full of beautiful red berries, lemon and a touch of florals, it’s perfect with bacon-wrapped scallops.

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Sauvion Vouvray 2017

If you’re turning up the heat with some spicy appetizers, a demi-sec or off-dry wine like this honeysuckle and citrus fruit-tinged Chenin Blanc ($13) will take the bite out of the hottest chili.

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Handley Cellars Estate Chardonnay

This full-bodied, creamy chardonnay ($18) teases the palate with pear, almond, coconut and vanilla. It’s perfect for the chardonnay lover in your life, especially if you’re serving a creamy pasta dish like fettuccine Alfredo.

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Dona Paula Malbec Rosé

Thinking pink? This pale pink rose ($15) boasts the perfect balance between ripe red fruits and tantalizing spice. A must with anything off the grill.

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Palacios Remondo ‘La Montesa’ Crianza Rioja

An exceptional wine at an exceptional value, ‘La Montesa’ has lush red fruit married with splendid spice notes and a touch of stone fruit ($15). Made mostly from garnacha, it’s a versatile wine perfect for slow-cooker stews and barbecues.

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Donnhoff Estate Riesling

Dry riesling is one of the most versatile styles out there and Donnhoff are masters of this grape ($18). Riesling pairs with virtually every cuisine imaginable, so if you’re treating your date to Thai, Indian or Chinese cuisine, Riesling is definitely a must.

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Gnarly Head Cabernet Sauvignon

This Cabernet comes to us from the Lodi region of California ($12). It displays typical Cabernet flavors like black cherry and blackberry, as well as notes of freshly-cracked black peppercorn and floral violet. Overall, a very classy (and comforting!) wine.

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Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui

Looking for a little something sweet to accompany dessert? This lightly sparkling red (yes, red) has the perfect amount of sweetness to make any chocolate dessert shine ($19). Full of vibrant strawberry, raspberry and rose petals, it’s the perfect wine for falling in love.

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Camille Berry
Part of the third generation in a family of restaurateurs, Camille was born with a passion for cooking and food. She embarked on a career in hospitality where she excelled as a sommelier and wine director. This hospitality experience has given her a wealth of first-hand knowledge about how to pair all manner of drinks with food—plus some serious kitchen skills. These days, she's hung up her wine key in favor of a pen and covers all aspects of food and drink.

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