Wines of the Week: Aphrodisiac Wines for Valentine's Day

Looking to really spice things up this Valentine’s Day? Then why not incorporate wines that can really heighten the mood for l'amour? But I’m not talking about just ANY wines, my fellow wine lover, I’m talking about Aphrodisiac Wines!

But before you think I’m going to have you ordering some hokey wines from an illicit website, let me stop you. I’m simply talking about using some specific criteria to select some perfectly normal, delicious wines from your local retail store.

Research has shown that red wines rule as far as increasing arousal so these four selections feature three different incarnations of red wine: sparkling, still and fortified. One to two glasses was found to optimally enhance desire, too much more than that can actually have the adverse effect, leaving your romantic encounter, um, LESS than satisfying.


1.) Moët & Chandon Moet Rosé Imperial, Champagne, France ($60)

2.) Domaines Barons de Rothschild Légende Médoc, Bordeaux, France ($18)

3.) Domaines Barons de Rothschild Légende Pauillac, Bordeaux, France ($50)

4.) Ramos Pinto Quinta do Bom Retiro 20 year Tawny Port, Douro, Portugal ($75)

I hope these delicious wine selections inspire you and your Valentine to get in the mood for l’amour this year and be sure to check out the video below for all the details. Once you know what to look for, you can use these scientifically proven criteria to suss out other wines that might meet the Valentine’s Day aphrodisiac requirements.


- I've got TWO delicious Valentine's Day menus here on the GG (1) Steak a Poivre a Deux with Roasted Rosemary Garlic Potatoes and (2) Mustard Roasted Fish with Roasted Vegetables + Coeur à la Crème with Raspberries for Dessert!

- For more information on Fortified Wine like the Port mentioned in today's show, please click here.

I hope you enjoy my Aphrodisiac Wines selections and I'd like to wish you all of you fabulous lovers a very Happy and Delicious Valentine's Day! xo

Stephanie Miskew
Stephanie Miskew