One thing my fiancé and I aim to do every week is schedule a date night. We both have different schedules during the week and often times we can go Monday-Friday without spending time together. This past weekend, we were victims of being snowed in Saturday night and decided to use that to our advantage by having a date night in.
Date nights in are one of our favorite ways to spend time together. We pick out a great bottle of wine and choose a new recipe to try out. We love to spend time preparing a healthy and hearty meal that we both love and indulging in a nice bottle of wine at the end of a long work week. For us, it’s the best way for us to both unwind and spend quality time together. Luckily, we were able to get our hands on a bottle of Rainstorm Wines Pinot Noir just in time for date night, which was the perfect complement to our meal.
Rainstorm Wines are 100% sourced from the vineyards of Oregon. The Pinot Noir is sourced 50% from the Willamette Valley and 50% from the Umpqua Valley. The Willamette Valley is the home of mild temperatures, which produces grapes with high acidity and and complexity. The Umpqua Valley is slightly warmer, which allows for the production of grapes that are rich and fruity and produce a deep flavor. The combination of these two allows for the perfect balance and makes a well rounded bottle of wine.
We started off the date night by cooking a replica of one of our favorite takeout meals but with a healthy twist; beef with broccoli.
After all of our hard work putting together this meal, we were able to sit down and relax. We chose to use a decanter to allow the wine to breathe. Then we served it up with our dinner and binge watched The Alienst (our newest obsession!). The wine and the meal definitely did not disappoint. The slightly fruity but rich flavor is exactly what I look for in a red wine. It was had the perfect touches of tart flavor without being bitter. The best part is that Rainstorm Wines fits right in our budget at around $15 per bottle and it will definitely be added to our regular date night routine.