Get Fancy on Valentine’s: Light Italian Fare and Value Date Night Wines from Sicily

Dinner at candlelight has been a classic story of romanticism. Ambiance plays a crucial role in creating emotion, laughs, and romance. Nowadays, we spend much more time at home, so challenging to build up for romance. Hence, I invite you to get even fancier than Applebee’s on a date night. We can choose our music and unique wine pairings. Light and flavorful fare is my recommendation since if you want to have a romantic night, perhaps a heavy dinner is not the best option. So let’s Get Fancy on Valentine’s at home with Light Italian Fare and Value Date Night Wines from Sicily.

Start with a celebratory toast.

 I believe that to spark romance; you need a toast. Pick the right wine and spark the romance. Enjoy and receive I’m ringing a conversation of hoop and memories all the best times you might have had perhaps you were not able to travel, or you could not go out or go to that concert or a particular restaurant for this date. Still, you are together, and that’s the essential part. The list of sparkling wines to spark romance is here.

Light Italian Fare with Value Date Night Wines From Sicily

Italian fare doesn’t always have to leave us full. The perfect pairing wine Pairings as if you were in Italy can be light, especially if you are going to pair food with wines from Sicily high on minerality due to the influence of maritime climate. Moreover, South Italy’s food is typically light, incorporating more tomatoes and olives flavors to the dishes rather than food from the Central or North part heavy on cheeses or butter.

Wines from Sicily

Duca di Salaparuta Colomba Platino Insolia (SPR: $18.99 – BUY HERE)

Have you heard about the Inzolia grape? It is an autochthonous grape from Sicily that produces crisp white wines. Duca di Salaparuta Colomba Platino Insolia features great minerality from the coastal influence with subtle salinity. Showcases aromas and notes of citrus and green fruit such as lemon, apples, and peaches. Perfectly pair this with clams or mussels. Other wine pairing options include vegetarian meals and fruity desserts. 

Corvo Irmana Grillo (SPR: $12.99 – BUY HERE)

Grillo is a dry white wine with lots of body and a full mouthfeel perfect for winter. Has aromas of citrus and the Mediterranean Sea, this wine is made from hand-picked, well-ripened grapes. Perfect pairings with this bottle include mozzarella cheese, strawberries, and sourdough bread.

Corvo Irmana Frappato (SPR: $12.99 – BUY HERE

With light floral and red berry aromas, this wine presents a indigenous grape variety that will please any wine enthusiast. The Irmana Frappato pairs well with pork, linguine and cherry tomatoes.

Don’t Skip Dessert

Duca di Salaparuta Colomba Platino Nero d’Avola (SPR: $18.99 – BUY HERE)

Balanced with notes of spices, cherry, and black fruits, this signature Sicilian grape yields wines with subtle tannins and a velvety finish that pair well with almost anything. If you prefer something savory, then definitely pair this with spaghetti and meatballs, but if you are like me and don’t like to skip dessert, enjoy Nero D’ Avola Duca di Salaparuta Colomba Platino with chocolate cake.

I hope you enjoy any of these delicious light fare pairings with Wines from Sicily.

Read more wine pairings here.

Get Fancy on Valentine's: Light Italian Fare and Value Date Night Wines from Sicily


  1. February 4, 2022 / 8:21 am

    Love the choice of Frappato!

  2. February 7, 2022 / 5:55 am

    Some lovely pairings here, especially the chocolate cake one, that sounds perfect!

  3. February 7, 2022 / 1:57 pm

    Ooh great suggestions here! I love the sound of making a toast, I think my boyfriend would really appreciate that. Thank you so much for sharing x

    • winedivaa
      February 7, 2022 / 9:03 pm

      Yes definitely setting the mood from
      The start is key

  4. February 7, 2022 / 3:29 pm

    Wow I’m so glad I’ve found this blog! I’m always looking for new wines – I’ve subscribed 🙂 we love an Italian and we’re going for a nice pasta on valentines so I’ll certainly be looking at these wines to accompany it. Thanks for sharing x

    • winedivaa
      July 6, 2022 / 11:42 am

      I am glad to hear this! Please come back we often post about new wines for different seasons, ocassions and pairing ideas

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