"Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine". John 4:46 (KJV)
"At mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come over here. Have some bread and dip it in the wine vinegar.” When she sat down with the harvesters, he offered her some roasted grain. She ate all she wanted and had some left over."
No matter how long of a time you and your significant other have been together, it is never a bad idea to keep the spark of romance alive in your relationship. Christian men and women should first and foremost center their relationship on love, to be sure, but injecting a little extra romance can give you the motivation you need to become emotionally, spiritually, and even physically closer to your partner. For example, consider this quote from Elinor Glyn:
"Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze."
Setting some time aside for just the two of you is what every relationship needs once in a while. You should also keep in mind that romance doesn't require extravagance. Why not just stay in and prepare a special home cooked dinner for your significant tonight?
If you do, then your perfect romantic dinner should come with the perfect wine. But what if you have no idea what to serve? Below you will find nine great wines to go with your painstakingly prepared brilliant dinner, and the best thing is that, "Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine". John 4:46 (KJV). So if you are not exactly a wine aficionado, then take your pick from the following helpful list.
1) Silver Oak Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignons are a favorite at restaurants all across America, and this 2008 bottle is a testament as to why that is the case. This wine's aroma is a mixture of black cherry, violet, licorice, spice, and coffee, and it tastes velvety, fruity, and spicy at the same time.
2) Dom Perignon 2002 Vintage Champagne
Or maybe you and your sweetheart would prefer a bottle of Dom Perignon? This 2002 vintage is sure to please. It will immediately draw you in with its tropical flavors, and it goes great with seafood or cheeses.
3) 2011 Kosta Browne One Sixteen Chardonnay
If you are looking for something flavorful and lively, then this Kosta Browne Chardonnay is what you want. It has an aroma of green apple and citrus, and the citrus taste comes out on the palate as well.
4) Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Champagne
If you or your significant other is a fan of citrus, then you should also consider this champagne. It'll be pleasing both to your nose and to your taste buds, as the initial explosion of citrus is followed by a vanilla flavor.
5) 2007 Diamond Mountain Vineyards Claret by Constant
Maybe you want something a little less fruity and more rich and earthy. In that case, this full-bodied claret from Diamond Mountain Vineyards will offer you the taste of black raspberry with a hint of tobacco leaf and white chocolate.
6) 1998 Ceretto Bricco Asili Bernardot Barbaresco
If your romantic dinner is going to be largely composed of some kind of pasta or lasagna, then look no further. This 1998 Bernardot offers a great pairing to such a meal with its sweet and spicy flavor.
7) 2011 Kistler Les Noisetiers Chardonnay
If you are really unsure of what to drink, then you can always go with a trusty Chardonnay. It'll go great with everything from salad, to chicken, to seafood. This 2011 Kistler Les Noisetiers Chardonnay has a great hint of lemongrass to liven up the palate.
8) 2012 Cakebread Cellars Napa Chardonnay
For a more fruit flavored chardonnay to go with your salads or chicken, choose this 2012 bottle from Cakebread Cellars. The taste is a wonderful amalgamation of pear, apple, and melon.
9) 2011 Plunder Goodchild Pinot Noir
Lastly, why not go with a good pinot noir for your romantic night? This 2011 Goodchild bottle is an alluring mixture of blackberry, raspberry, and plum flavors, with a hint of lime zest.
My heart rejoices in the Lord; my horn is exalted in the Lord. My mouth is bold against my enemies because I rejoice in Your salvation. There is none Holy as the Lord, For there is none besides You, and there is no rock like our God. Do not multiply proud speech, nor let arrogance come out of your mouth, for the Lord is the God of Knowledge, and by Him actions are examined. The bows of the mighty are broken, but those who stumbled are girded with strength. Those that were full have hired out themselves for bread and those that were hungry ceased to hunger. Even the barren has borne seven and she that has many children waste away. The Lord kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and brings up. The Lord makes poor and makes rich. He brings low and lifts up. He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts up the oppressed from the dunghill to make them sit with princes and inherit a throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth belong to the Lord, and He has set the world upon them. He will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked will be silent in darkness. For by strength shall no man prevail. The adversaries of the Lord will be broken to pieces. He will thunder against them out of heaven. The Lord will judge the ends of the earth. He will give strength to His king and exalt the horn of the anointed.