Don’t get me wrong I love to get dressed up and go out, but there is something so nice about having a date night at home every once in a while. Bread & Butter Wines makes that easy because these wines are versatile, easily accessible and unpretentious. Date nights shouldn’t be complicated and neither should picking out your wine! In this blog post I’m talking about my favorite way to enjoy a date night at home.
My husband and I are both hopeless romantics and we love to make the little things special. Something as simple as breaking out your fancy glassware or lighting candles can elevate the evening. You don’t want it to feel like just any other night! For the ultimate date night at home, start off your evening with a toast of the Bread & Butter DOC Italian Prosecco. This wine is fun for cocktails, mimosas or simply on its own!
The last thing you want to do is stress about making the perfect meal at home. Planning the menu doesn’t have to be as complicated as it sounds. My go-to dishes are typically things I don’t even need to cook! Think Caprese salad, charcuterie board, prosciutto wrapped peaches, you name it. If you want to get creative, make your own pizzas or do a build your own baked potato. Bread & Butter wines has an awesome portfolio of everyday wines. Chances are, the wine you grab from Bread & Butter is going to pair with a lot of things! Their California Chardonnay is a great choice for a wine that pairs with lighter and heavier foods such as fish and meat.
One of the most important aspects of a perfect date night at home is to disconnect from technology and truly be present with your partner. Put away your phones and laptops, and focus on each other. Take this opportunity to catch up on your week and reconnect. Instead of having your phones out, grab a polaroid camera and take silly photos or look through old photo albums with each other. The Bread & Butter California Pinot Noir is the perfect red to start your evening with! It has notes of fruit and oak while maintaining high acidity and soft tannins. The perfect conversation red!
My husband and I love to make up our own rules to your everyday games such as ‘Uno’ or ‘Trouble’. Channel your inner kid, make a fort, play games, and watch movies. We love a classic movie night but make our living room feel like a theater. Turn the couch, grab tons of blankets, turn off the lights and make some popcorn! My favorite Bread & Butter wine to pair with popcorn is their California Red Blend. I am a big savory, cheesy popcorn fan and this one complements it perfectly!
Next time you want to spice things up and have a fun or chill date night at home, remember, don’t overthink it. It doesn’t need to be complicated! Just set the mood, get some yummy food, play a game or watch a movie, and make sure to grab a bottle of Bread & Butter Wines.