This Valentine’s Day, press pause on the Netflix binging and takeout imbibing and give your romance routine a refresh with these fun and creative date night ideas for wine lovers.
Cook from the Heart
Cooking as a couple is not only romantic, it’s delicious! Instead of making reservations at your usual spot, why not cook a restaurant-quality meal at home. Peruse Frank Family’s blog archives for easy and tasty recipes from spicy shrimp tacos and Port braised chicken breast to pappardelle with homemade ragu.
Roll the Dice at Game Night
Whether one-on-one or with your best group of friends, break out a board game to bring out your playful inner child. For the Napa Valley wine lovers, challenge your partner to a game of Monopoly Napa Valley edition, available at Frank Family Vineyards in three unique wine collections for the ultimate date night made easy.
Pair Wine With a Movie
Remedy a cold winter night with a time-honored tradition: movie night. As a winery founded by former Disney Studios and Paramount Television Group President, Rich Frank, we take our wine and cinematic pairings seriously. Under Rich’s leadership, television and movie properties such as Cheers, Taxi, Family Ties, Golden Girls, Pretty Woman, Aladdin, and The Lion King achieved phenomenal success. Pop in one of these movie classics with your favorite wine pairing, like Pretty Woman matched with the flirtatious Frank Family Brut Rosé or Beauty and the Beast with Carneros Chardonnay, one of France’s most beloved grape varieties.
Sip by the Fireside
There’s nothing more romantic than cozying up next to the fireplace, toasting with a glass of sparkling wine, and savoring a plate of treats. If the great outdoors are calling your name, head outside to build a campfire with a comforting bottle of Zinfandel Port and marshmallows for roasting.
Wine Taste at Home
Sign up for the Frank Family wine club for 6-24 bottle collections shipped directly to your doorstep or select a few bottles on your own from our online shop and play sommelier. Swirl, sniff, and sip to see if you can identify the aromas and flavor characteristics, or simply determine which bottle is your favorite. Take it up a notch and pair each wine with cheese or chocolates for a special and educational Valentine’s Day experience.
Shake it Up at a Mixology Class
Refine your cocktail knowledge by enrolling in a mixology class at a local cocktail bar or simply play around with drink recipes at home. Start exploring at the Frank Family blog for a range of classic to specialty cocktails using our favorite wines.