10 drinks for Valentine's Day
Night out or evening in? First date or long term partnership? Here are some ideas for what to have chilling in the fridge on Friday...
1 Ridgeview Fitzrovia Rose, £35, ridgeview.co.uk
This sparkling rose goes big on Chardonnay and melds raspberry, strawberry and redcurrant flavours.
2 Bunnahabhain Caorag, £85, bunnahabhain.com
Toast a well-aged relationship with a Bunnahabhain Islay Scotch whisky – notes of sweet sherry and peat sounds romantic...
3 Cotes du Rhone Villages, £4.99, aldi.co.uk
A Rhone Valley red that'll go well with steak. A first-date drink?
4 Malbec Gran Reserva, 2018, £6.99, Lidl
Billed as a deeply coloured and full bodied choice, with hints of smoky cherry-scented fruit. Nice label too.
5 The 'Classic' Edinburgh Gin Botanical Bouquets, £65, edinburghgin.com
A double whammy of booze and flowers, online only for UK delivery on February 14.
6 Ceder's Wild Non-Alcoholic Spirit, £20, Tesco
To avoid a fuzzy head come the morning after, top up Ceder's non-alcoholic alternative to gin with your usual tonic.
7 Lost And Grounded Keller Pils, £2.50, various outlets
For a hop bitter unfiltered lager beer, this Keller Pils is eminently drinkable.
8 Beavertown Bloody 'Ell, £3.10, beermerchants.com
A seasonal release from cult brewery Beavertown, this blood orange IPA is full of citrus, hops and comes with an addictive bitter note.
9. Rose Lemonade Avalade, £1.29 or £24.77 for pack of 24 bottles, Healeys
A pink, fizzy lemonade free from added sugar and artificial colours, that'll look elegant in a glass and keeps kids happy.
10. Cawston Dry Raspberry, £1.15, Holland & Barratt
It's sparkling, it's pink and it tastes like raspberries – and it's mainly Scottish water. Just add fresh raspberries.