Culture, Entertain/Food / February 7, 2023

Hooray for Galentine’s Day

Wine sisterhood gets in on this iconic holiday created by one of our fav fictional television characters, Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation. The best fake holiday is celebrated on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day or Valentine’s Day Eve. Take the day to honor the connection you have with your best gal pals or plan a Galentine’s day party to shower your besties with love and attention, a celebration of female bonding and empowerment! The following is how wine sisterhood does Galentine’s complete with your fav wine pairings for each fun activity!

Bring the spa to you. Whip up some homemade face masks or pick up a selection of your favorites. Scent is key to the spa environment, light up a Spa Day candle from Sakoon. Slice some cucumbers and cue up the chill Spotify playlist. You are good to go!

WINE PAIRING: We all need a respite; a moment of pleasure; a time to relax. Stop and sip GAZE Wine Cocktails at your DIY Spa.

Pair up the gals and get your nails done! For a fast and easy manicure give decals and nail wraps a try. Give semi-cure gel designs by Gelly Drops a try. Paint your nails to match your favorite red wine with Merlot Nail Lacquer by Dazzle Dry.

WINE PAIRING: Speaking of red, pair your fresh paint with MERLOT, 2012 Poet’s Row, Napa Valley.

For a fun, free and eco-friendly way to refresh your wardrobe, prepare a clothing swap at your Valentine’s Day event. A clothing trade with your gals is a great way to close the fashion waste loop as well as an opportunity to connect friend groups. Swap till you drop!

WINE PAIRING: Keep the red wine away for this activity to protect your new fashion treasures and opt instead for a crisp Pinot Grigio like Middle Sister, Drama Queen Pinot Grigio, California.

Take Miley’s advice and buy yourself FLOWERS! Head to your local bulk flower store or farmers market and make a selection of some seasonal favs. Pick up a copy of On Flowers by Amy Merrick to set you on your floral journey. Start with some greens and make sure you trim any foliage that will hit the water to make sure your bouquet stays fresh.

WINE PAIRING: Roses are red and ROSÉ is pink! Grab a bottle of a light, refreshing and angelically blended ROSÉ that will keep you sipping from Innocent Wines, California.

Mix up the drink list with some wine cocktails. Start with a Negroni Sbagliato, a “mistaken” Negroni, with sparkling wine (BRUT COQUARD 2016, Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, Arroyo Grande Valley) instead of gin. Grapefruit Wine Is the 3-ingredient cocktail you will fall in love with. 1 bottle rosé wine (ROSÉ, 2019, Balancing Act, Washington) 1½ cups grapefruit juice, and simple syrup to taste, mix everything together in a pitcher and serve it up. Or give the Basque-country classic, KALIMOTXO (pronounced cal-ee-MO-cho) a try.  It couldn’t be easier: equal parts red wine (RED WINE BLEND, PromisQous, California) and coca-cola, dash bitters and a squeeze of lemon for brightness.


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