Sweethearts with Wine

My *Sweetheart* The StoryYou've been working on your fitness and starving yourself to lose the excess Thanksgiving/Christmas weight.  So, instead of pairing wine with chocolates this Valentine's Day, I thought I'd give you an alternative that won't ruin that tight a$$ you've been toiling for!

The Pairing:

Sweethearts contain 3 calories each and 1 glass of sparkling Rose equates to about 90 calories.  Since Bougrier Rose d' Anjou is only slightly sweet and a handful of Sweethearts are only about 45 calories, you won't have to worry about getting fat this Valentine's Day.

Bougrier Rose d' Anjou has a mild nose of strawberries and raspberries and then explodes with flavor on the palate.  Although the wine is only slightly sweet, it works perfectly with the touch of sugar found in the Sweethearts.  I also love how neither competes with each other.  If anything, the acidity in the wine helps to intensify the flavor of the candy and then slowly strips the palate clean.  On this particular day I tried the Orange Obsession, Tempting Apple, Secret Strawberry and Passion Fruit flavors from a box of "Twilight" themed Sweethearts and all worked incredibly well with the wine.

Cheers, and remember, no drunk dialing today!!