Celebrate Valentine's DayWine, chocolate and romantic escapes
Valentine's Day Ideas
Here at Caesar Wine Cellars we are happy to provide you with some great Valentine’s Day date ideas!
We’ve rounded up the best things to do on Valentine’s Day, chose some great little presies for your loved ones and looked up some great romantic get aways! And of course all to do with good wine and food!
A bit of history on Saint Valentine...
Officially recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, St. Valentine is known to be a real person who died around A.D. 270. However, his true identity was questioned as early as A.D. 496 by Pope Gelasius I, who referred to the martyr and his acts as “being known only to God.” One account from the 1400s describes Valentine as a temple priest who was beheaded near Rome by the emperor Claudius II for helping Christian couples getting married. A different account claims Valentine was the Bishop of Terni, also martyred by Claudius II on the outskirts of Rome. Because of the similarities of these accounts, it’s thought they may refer to the same person. Enough confusion surrounds the true identity of St. Valentine that the Catholic Church discontinued liturgical veneration of him in 1969, though his name remains on its list of officially recognized saints.
In all, there are about a dozen St. Valentines, plus a pope.
The saint we celebrate on Valentine’s Day is known officially as St. Valentine of Rome in order to differentiate him from the dozen or so other Valentines on the list. Because “Valentinus”—from the Latin word for worthy, strong or powerful—was a popular moniker between the second and eighth centuries A.D., several martyrs over the centuries have carried this name. The official Roman Catholic roster of saints shows about a dozen who were named Valentine or some variation thereof. The most recently beatified Valentine is St. Valentine Berrio-Ochoa, a Spaniard of the Dominican order who traveled to Vietnam, where he served as bishop until his beheading in 1861. Pope John Paul II canonized Berrio-Ochoa in 1988. There was even a Pope Valentine, though little is known about him except that he served a mere 40 days around A.D. 827.
Chaucer may have invented Valentine’s Day
The medieval English poet Geoffrey Chaucer often took liberties with history, placing his poetic characters into fictitious historical contexts that he represented as real. No record exists of romantic celebrations on Valentine’s Day prior to a poem Chaucer wrote around 1375. In his work “Parliament of Foules,” he links a tradition of courtly love with the celebration of St. Valentine’s feast day–an association that didn’t exist until after his poem received widespread attention. The poem refers to February 14 as the day birds (and humans) come together to find a mate. When Chaucer wrote, “For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne’s day / Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate,” he may have invented the holiday we know today.
Romantic Gold Coast escapes for your Valentine's Day
Beach, Hinterland or vibrant city of Surfers Paradise, the choice is yours! Read on for a round-up from Destination Gold Coast of where you can go to find the ideal mood for romance…
Will you be my Valentine ♥
For your special Valentine’s Day date, find a refreshing recipe with Rosé from our wine partner Brockenchack Wines:
What you’ll need:
– 1 bottle of Brockenchack Wines Tru-Su Rosé
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– 1 punnet of fresh strawberries
– 1 lemon, sliced
– 1 bottle sparkling water or club soda
– a handful mint leaves
It’s super simple, really refreshing and all you need to do is combine all the ingredients in a jug with ice, give it a little stir and pour.
Sirromet Winery Special
Sirromet Wineries have a wonderful set menu available during the two days,
14. & 15. February for Valentine’s Day, as well as a special accomodation offer for those wanting to stay the night.
Please see below link to details.
Dan Murphy’s Romantic Red Wines for Valentine’s Day
Red wine’s rich texture, complex flavours and vivid rouge colouring perfectly encapsulate the essence of Valentine’s Day. Here are five of the best reds for showing that special someone just how much you mean to them.
Caesar Wine Cellars “Valentine’s Day” Week Special
We are offering all our clients a 50% Discount on our Wine Cellar Design Fee, if you put your Design Request through to us during the week of Valentine’s day.
Contact us now for further details!
A Full set of detailed working drawings
Visual mockups of the cellar
A quotation based on the finalised design
The aim with this is to make sure that you are 100% happy with the design on paper before committing to the final cost of the cellar.