To me Saint Valentine’s Day is about my hubby, love… and WINE!
I’ve learnt to appreciate wine from young age. *No, my parents DIDN’T let me drink when I was 5!* My great-grandfather made his own wine and my dad took after him; so whenever I visit my parents, they always have a bottle of home wine at the table for us to savor.
Anyhow… back to Saint Valentines. To me, it is the day when I make a point to show my appreciation for the love of my life. I don’t really care for gifts, even though I love giving *but not shopping for* them. I am also not very keen on going out for supper that day because… well… it’s just too many cheesy people in there that day! Haha! *On a side note, there are always two camps out there: 1 – couples who are super lovey dovey, just a ted too much, for everyone to see, 2 – single waitresses who are hating on those couples for how happy they are, which I find hilarious!* Gosh, I get distracted too easily… back to the story… So I like to have a romantic dinner at home with a nice bottle of wine *There! HA! I finished my story haha!*
However, sometimes I do find it intimidating to find a good bottle of wine because there are sooo many choices out there. Plus, buying wine based only on price… well.. it’s just silly!
Here is a quick Wine 101 for you *and me*!
And here is a little help on how to pair wine and food properly.
Warm up by jumping rope for 15 minutes
Do each of the following for 1 minute:
- Mountain climbers
- Spiderman push-up
- Plank with row
- Inverted pull-ups
- Medicine-ball sit-ups
Recover for 3 minutes. Repeat cycle 3 times.
I am also supposed to do 40 minutes on a bike; however, because I won’t be able to get to the gym, I decided to do this super intense 60-minute Tabata workout.
I’m sorry, I just HAD to share this picture with you, it’s just too funny not to!
What is your favorite type of wine? How do you like to spend your Valentine’s day?