We don’t think it’s absence, but rather bubbles, that make the heart grow fonder.
For Valentine’s Day, we asked three top sommeliers in Hampton Roads for their picks for sparkling wine, and here’s what they had to say:
Blue Talon Bistro, Williamsburg
“Treveri Sparkling Rose is one of the best domestic sparkling wines (Washington) I’ve seen in years. It has great flavor, tiny bubbles and a clean, dry finish, making it a perfect choice to share with someone special. Plus, it’s pretty!”
River Stone Chophouse, Suffolk
“Bailly-Lapierre Blanc de Noir from Burgundy has enticing notes of apricot, melon and fig seamlessly woven with a stunning brioche finish, making this a fabulous Valentine’s sparkling quaff.”
Zoës Steak and Seafood Restaurant, Virginia Beach
“My personal Champagne pick has as much love and passion as you would hope to find on this special day. Champagne Chapuy Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut Reserve NV is creamy, round and lush, just the right amount of toasted biscuit and pear. It begs you to pour a second, and third, glass.