So, you are ready for Mardi Gras but what about Valentines Day?!

Your costume is perfect and you know where to find your adventure on the Avenue or in the Bywater or on the Moonwalk BUT… what are you going to do for Valentines Day?  Normally we have to be a bit more somber on Ash Wednesday but what can you do when Valentines gets in the way?

Never fear!  Hopper’s Carte des Vins has you covered!  Dave McIntyre of the Washington Post published his picks for the perfect Valentine’s wines and we have two for you!

 Trouillard Champagne – “Trouillard offers classic champagne at a reasonable price for its quality. It’s crisp and refreshing, with hints of red berries. Enjoy it for a toast and the first course of your Valentine’s dinner.”

Frog’s Leap Zinfandel – “Frog’s Leap has never been a winery to shift in the adverse winds of a consumer trend. When zinfandel producers began to favor the more powerful, extra-ripe style, Frog’s Leap stood firm with what some call a “claret” style of zin, more like a classic Bordeaux in its balance, weight and alcohol level. The 2015 is a classic “field blend” of 79 percent zinfandel, 19 percent petite sirah and 2 percent carignan, delicious with red berry fruit and a deep sense of earth. And though they don’t tout it on the label, Frog’s Leap has long been a leading proponent of organic viticulture. Enjoy this with any dish you’d pair with red wine. If you’re pairing with chocolate , look for the savory, nutty type.”

Come see us today at 5601 Magazine St in New Orleans for more than 100 wines under $25!