Segura Viudas Brut Rosé Cava
"Spanish cava is a great type of wine to look for in the under-$10 price point. I love Segura Viudas Brut Rosé Cava for its beautiful pink color," says Sbrocco. "It's an excellent, dry sparkling wine that smells of strawberries and raspberries. It's a wine that can go from the beginning of the evening to the very end."
Barefoot Bubbly Moscato Spumante
"Barefoot Bubbly is a really fun sparkling wine from California. I call it a 'fruit bowl in a glass'—it's a sweeter sparkling wine. Plus, I love the connotations of a barefoot walk on a beach! Perfect for Valentine's Day."
Santa Julia NV Brut Rosé
"This lovely sparkling rosé comes from an Argentinean family-run vineyard that uses sustainable agricultural practices. Of the sparkling wines I've recommended, this is probably the driest. It would be great paired with something salty, like nuts or cheese as an appetizer."
Loosen Bros. Dr. L. Riesling
"Riesling is a light and sweet white wine, perfect for Valentine's Day. I like it paired with a gruyère fondue or soufflé."
(Here's one delicious soufflé recipe.)
New Age White Wine
"This wine blend from Argentina has a little bit of sweetness to it, but it's also crisp, pairing well with spicy foods. Plus, I love the bottle—when you look through it, you see the image of a woman projected on the back."
New Age white wine, $11
Fetzer Pinot Noir
"This affordable pinot noir is perfect for pairing with a delicious home-cooked meal featuring poultry or fish."
Monogamy Cabernet Sauvignon
"What message do you want to send this V-Day? Choose between 'Monogamy' cabernet sauvignon or 'PromisQous,' a red blend. 'Monogamy' is a structured and elegant wine that would pair well with steak. 'PromisQous' is suppler and softer, making it, well, a slightly easier wine to drink (excuse the pun)."
Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet
"One of the most popular affordable brands is Cupcake Vineyards. I love their Red Velvet wine, a blend of zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petite syrah. Pair it with red meat if you're cooking at home."
Cupcake Red Velvet, $10
Castello Banfi Rosa Regale
"Dessert wines like port are often expensive. This sweet, affordable sparkling red wine is lower in alcohol content than most sparkling wines, and tastes like chocolate-covered cherries on its own. It pairs perfectly with dark chocolate!"