By Neil Shrodo, Super Buy-Rite Jersey City
February, the shortest month of the year, is always packed with the “big game,” some romance, and a good bit of history to help us remember the struggles and successes of the African American community, as well as support those black-owned businesses making their way in the world today.
This year, we have the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day on back-to-back days, so whether it is the team you love or the person you love, we have some exciting selections to make both days special!
Here are 3 of our favorite beers for both the”big game” and the most romantic day of the year!
Victory Kick Back Variety 15-pack (including Brotherly Love Hazy IPA)
Who doesn’t love some craft beer variety while watching the culmination of one of the most exciting postseasons in recent memory? Enjoy three cans of each of five of Victory’s best brews, including the new Brotherly Love Hazy IPA.
Bell’s Two Hearted Ale 6-pack
Every Valentine’s Day is the joining of two hearts—your’s and the one you love. So why not celebrate with this award-winning American IPA from Bells in Michigan?
O’Fallon Cherry Chocolate Dark Wheat Ale
What goes great with Valentine’s Day? Chocolate! And what goes great with sports? Beer! You can now have both, with cherries too, with O’Fallon’s Cherry Chocolate Dark Wheat Ale.
For some, beer alone is just not enough. Whether it is heartbreak or heartfelt, these spirits will help you harness your passion on the big day!
Fireball Anti Valentine’s Day Gift Set
If you cannot be with the one you love this holiday, give yourself a gift of this heart-shaped box filled with cinnamon-spiced whisky. Chocolate is for amateurs, you deserve something spicy!
Código Blanco Pink Tequila BuyRite Private Barrel
For some, flowers just won’t do, so get your one true love this incredible pink tequila from a unique private barrel we secured just for our stores. Blanco Tequila that is aged in Napa Valley cabernet French oak barrels resulting in a pink-hued spirit that delicately combines the best of both. A truly unique gift!
Classic Malt 5-pack Single Malt Gift Set
This special scotch sampler is the perfect gift for those who want to try all that life has to offer. It includes 100ml bottles of each of the following classic single malt scotches: the Singleton 12, Oban’s Little Bay, Mortlach 12-year, Talisker’s 10-year, Lagavulin eight-year and two tasting glasses. Perfect for the couple that enjoys drinking whiskey together, and a great Valentine’s date night idea!
Roses, roses, roses! You could pay a fortune and get your loved one a dozen roses, or you could get them some of these fantastic rosé wines instead.
Emotion Rosé (Côtes de Provence)
A quintessential Provencal rosé from the south of France, Chateau du Berne makes this special rose 25 miles north of St Tropez. A delicate pink color, beautifully floral nose, and flavors of crisp pear and blood oranges touched with a kiss of raspberry. A perfect gift to show your emotions for the one you love!
Comtesse de Belle Rêverie Nectar Rosé
Who wouldn’t want a bottle of rosé champagne for Valentine’s Day? And what a bottle this is! A Pinot Noir dominant blend, with a bright pink color that is packed with aromas of wild strawberries and blackberries, which continue on to the palate, which is very rich and very elegant. Potent, yet creamy, and vibrantly fresh.
Domaine Ott Chateau de Selle Rosé
A classic producer in an elegant, shapely bottle! Pink with hints of gold, aromas of orchid flowers and citrus blossom, and incredible elegance in the glass. Subtle flavors of white and stone fruits with a gentle lemony edge and a sweet, fruit-filled finish. The best way to show your love is with a glass of this wine.
Black History Month Picks
February is Black History month, a time for us to all remember the contributions of African Americans. One way to do that is to support black-owned businesses, and here are two rosé wines that are perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Maison Noir Love Drunk Rosé
This fantastic rose is made by Maison Noir, a fantastic winery owned and operated by sommelier and designer, Andre Hueston Mack, of Thomas Keller’s the French Laundry and Per Se. Love Drunk is a rosé that aims to capture the heady and intoxicating state of those newly in love, the sparkling eyes, the glowing cheeks. Aromas of raspberry and strawberry are so enticing and compliment the flavors of wild strawberries, watermelon rind, and a kiss of sweet kiwi!
McBride Sisters Brut Rosé
Robin and Andrea McBride, half-sisters, grew up in wine country on opposite sides of the planet. One in Monterey and the other in New Zealand, they both had a passion for winemaking. After finally meeting, they now own the largest black-owned wine company in the U.S., and are making fantastic wines in both countries! Check out this Brut Rosé Sparkler from New Zealand. Packed with crushed red berries, strawberries, cranberries, and rose petals on a creamy finish. A great gift for anyone!
Don’t forget you can order delivery or in-store pickup on the Super Buy-Rite Jersey City app or website!
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