You’ve likely bought or received those cheap roses before. Yes – only $19.99 a dozen. You know the ones! Within one day the roses are in a pitiful droop and the petals have begun to fall. Ugh!
Yes, we know it’s all in the thought and kindness of giving, but Valentine’s Day is not the time for cheap roses – or cheap wine! It’s the time to splurge and share something really special with your loved one.
And I have the perfect wine suggestion – Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé – a dry rosé champagne from the Champagne region of France. Since its creation in 1968, the Cuvée Rosé has been recognized as a benchmark for rosé champagnes around the world. It’s made with 100% Pinot Noir grapes which results in intense fruit flavor and beautiful pink color.
Last year, Elizabeth “Lizzie” McDonald, the gorgeous, fun and saucy representative of Laurent-Perrier, introduced me to this bubbly. Hearing the story of this almost 50-year-old treasure of the Laurent-Perrier Champagne House not only intrigued me but had me salivating for my first taste. And it was love at first sip.
Not only is the champagne exquisite – the bottle is beautiful. Designed by Bernard de Nonancourt, President of Laurent-Perrier, the shorter bottle with distinct curves was based on those manufactured in the time of King Henry IV. Bernard wanted to present his creation in a package representing this very special cuvée.
So, my recommendation: Forget the roses. Share this Champagne beauty and keep the bottle as a vase for a single rose to remind you of an extra-special Valentine’s celebration.