Ahhhh, Valentine’s Day. For some, yet another chance to make a wonderful, romantic, hearts-and-flowers fuss over the love of their life; for others, an awkward occasion marked with supermarket roses and a hastily scribbled card.

We make award-winning tipples here at Lyme Bay Winery, so you won’t be surprised to hear that we have a huge range of drinks that have been pressed to impress and are perfect for dazzling your significant other this Valentine’s Day.

If you got into trouble last year for a lacklustre show of affection, or if you simply prefer not to buy into the traditional way of celebrating the 14th of February, then we’ve got some alternative suggestions that are sure to put a sparkle in your loved one’s eye – and even in their glass.

Staff picks

In fact, we have so many to choose from that we decided to ask our lovely staff what Lyme Bay product they would choose to impress their significant other. And here are some of their suggestions…

Kelly (Sales Exec. Assistant) – I would take a bottle of Shoreline home as my boyfriend loves still wines and seafood, and Shoreline goes perfectly with a romantic, fish supper.

Sara (Head of Sales) – I’d have to go with the Blanc de Noirs. It is so smooth that you can’t help but love it and it’s perfect for a splash of Valentine’s sparkles.

Shannon (Admin) – My fella loves our Blackcurrant Rum so my choice would be quite simple. He particularly loves it with cheese so if I was feeling really kind I’d prepare him a cheese board to go with it.

Mike (Production Assistant) – I’d grab a bottle of the Salted Caramel Cream Liqueur because the wife loves it. She’s a massive Bailey’s fan but prefers our Salted Caramel, which makes the perfect nightcap after a romantic meal out.

Martin (Production Supervisor) – Honestly, I’d go for the Brut Reserve English Sparkling Wine because it’s excellent value for money. It’s a really tasty sparkling but it looks a lot more expensive than it is, which is perfect when you’re looking to impress on a tighter budget.

Nathan (Winemaker) – It has to be our Sparkling Rosé. It’s a really special wine that has taken a lot of care and effort to produce, plus my girlfriend loves pink.

James (MD) – My choice would have to be the Classic Cuvée Sparkling Wine as it gets better and better with age, just like my gorgeous wife.

Thoughtful gifts

Our drinks don’t just make a thoughtful and unusual gift at Valentine’s Day. Conceived, concocted and corked right here in our bustling Winery, our products are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face at any time of the year.

If you’d like to place an order then we’d love to see you here at the Winery shop so do pop in if you are passing. Alternatively, you can always get in touch with our friendly team here at the Winery via email at [email protected] or by calling us on 01297 551355 if you’d like to order by phone.

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