Whether you love Valentine’s Day, or hate it, the one thing we should be able to agree on is that it’s always nice to treat the person you love, whatever the occasion.
Take inspiration from our Valentine’s Day gift list to wow your significant other and earn major brownie points!
1. Gift Vouchers - Winerist e-vouchers are the perfect gift for when you need something and there's no time to wait for the post. The vouchers can be redeemed on any of our travel experiences, so the only problem your Valentine will have is deciding which of our great wine and food tours to go on!
2. The Extreme Wine Course - Forget anything you know about wine tasting courses, because our Extreme Wine Course takes you beyond that for a wine experience unlike any other. This 6 day event takes place in beautiful Provence and is taught by two of the top wine educators in the world. Over the course’s duration you’ll enjoy lectures and workshops, tastings of exceptional wines, hands-on activities in the winery and vineyard, and wonderful wine games with the end goal of achieving your WSET Level 2 Award. The course is open to complete novices, and to those with a full wine knowledge, but no formal qualification.
3. Coravin Wine Access System - Corkscrews will be a thing of the past for wine lovers, thanks to Coravin’s impressive new invention. Hailed by industry experts as a “game-changer”, the Coravin wine access system allows you to drink your wine a glass at a time, without ever oxidising the rest of the bottle. Using smart technology that keeps the cork in the bottle, you can drink as much as you like and let the rest continue to age naturally!
4. Valentine’s Day with Aveqia London - What was initially a Swedish-born idea, has now come to London. AVEQIA combines top class restaurant quality with a unique cooking and dining experience. And if on a usual day AVEQIA creates relationships through gastronomy, on St Valentine’s Day it offer the romance of cooking together to all food, wine and fun loving couples. One of the two events planned for this Valentine’s weekend could be an excellent present to someone you love.
5. La Belle Assiette’s Dining In Experience - If you are keen on making something different this St Valentine’s Day for your loved one, something other than a restaurant reservation, this could be a perfect option. If you are a foodie and wine lover, why not to have a restaurant quality dinning come to you? La Belle Assiette with its Valentine’s menu collection to cater for every taste and its professional chefs will create a perfectly romantic and delicious Valentine’s dinner in the ambience of your own home.
If you’d rather treat your Valentine to an experience than a gift, try one of our great wine and food tours in some of the most romantic cities in italy!
1. Venice - Chicchetti and Wine Tour of Venice - The best things to do in Venice often revolve around food. Embark on a delicious adventure on this 3-hour Venice tour during which you’lll try some of the city’s most famous specialties from plates of olive, to marinated seafood served on wedges of soft polenta. You’ll also learn all about the long history of this atmospheric bar from your local guide.
2. Sicily - Etna Wine and Food Tour - Sicily – a beautiful island in the heart of the inviting Mediterranean Sea – is an unmissable part of any trip to Italy. Visit the most famous Sicilian vineyards where you can enjoy a fully comprehensive tour of the vines and the property to discover more about the winemaking process and Sicilian wines. Indulge in a wine tasting of their finest wines while you enjoy the impressive views of the glistening sea and the nearby volcano.
3. Rome - Twilight Trastevere Tour in Rome - Discover the incredible wine and food of Rome's Trastevere, a neighbourhood like no other, during this four hour walking tour. The ivy-coated, cobblestone streets come alive at night earning Trastevere comparisons to New York's Greenwich Village and Paris’s Left Bank. Explore this ancient neighbourhood and indulge in over 10 food and wine tastings at some of Rome’s most historic and loved places.
4. Florence - Florence and Chocolate Secrets - Italy played a small but important role in the history of chocolate, the Italian Antonio Carletti being the one that revealed in 1606 the secret of cocoa beans to the Italian artisans. This was the beginning of the chocolate mania in Italy… On this tour learn about “Granduke recipe”, jasmine chocolate and Italian desserts and ice creams, visiting and tasting some of the most important chocolateries in Florence.
Need more inspiration? Get in touch with us to organise a bespoke tour!