Valentine's Day, or as it is more formally known, Saint Valentine's Day is based around two Italian saints, Valentin or Valentnus, who share the saint's day of 14th February, the date is now when lovers declare their love by sending each other gifts and romantic cards. Just like romance, wine can be light and sweet, bold and unique or refreshing and new. Which is why romance and wine often go hand in hand and HDW has the best of cupid's concoctions right here for you.
With Valentine's Day coming up and ideally placed on a Friday for that matter, we have been keeping an eye out for the sexiest bottles to pass down our wine catwalk over the last few weeks.
We've been looking for wines that are not just sensuous in themselves but those that will also make love to seafood, embrace roast chicken and jump into bed with desserts.
The most seductive of wine regions to us is Burgundy and the most inviting and arousing wine we've sampled for some time is J. Moreau & Fils Chablis, 2011 (£12.99).
"The most seductive of wine regions to us is Burgundy and the most inviting and arousing wine we've sampled for some time is Moreau & Fils Chablis 2011."
It exudes elegance and refinement, make sure you have some seafood or fish for this one. It's fresh, yet concentrated with aromas of hazelnut and lemons. The palate is a divine blend of supple, buttery fruit with a remarkable vein of chalky minerality and fine acidity to the finish.
A memorable classic - calls for a bit of Billie Holiday in the background.
For some, Champagne is a must on Valentine's Day and the slinkiest, most suggestive sparkler we've sampled in some time is Perrier Jouet Rose (£59.99).
This bottle boasts an exceptional level of maturity for a non-vintage Champagne with a zesty, brioche nose, a fine mousse and a very long finish. Stick on the Nina Simone.
Maybe you'll be going Italiano this Valentine's with the classic spaghetti alla vongole.
The perfect foil is Bepin De Eto Vaiss Spumante 2012 (£13.95). This is a well-balanced delicious and mouthwatering juicy wine with a tropical fruit nose and a lively peach and apricot crunch to the fruit on the palate. Have Maria Callas singing an aria as you sip this.
Perhaps your main will be a little meatier, so how about a voluptuous Fourplay Rosso 2009 (£8.99)?
If you are after a wine that is unique and stands out - look no further than Dievole. Documents were found at the Chapel in the winery, which shows that wine was being made there in 1090AD -– especially when it's just under a tenner. Stick on the Lou Rawls to match its charms.
Finally for dessert, pop open a cheeky moscato in a steamy, attractive, sexy bottle: Santero Moscato Rose LOVE Bottle (£9.99)
Fun and berry it'll knock back well with cheesecake or tiramisu. Ready the Rihanna.