Start a romantic tradition by always pouring the same special bottle

Veuve Clicquot Non-Vintage Rosé
Veuve Clicquot Non-Vintage Rosé / Veuve Clicquot

From Valentine’s Day to anniversaries, many couples choose to celebrate the occasion in a unique way. Whether it might be making the first meal shared in a new home or an extravagant night out, the meaning behind the food and beverages on the table is the most important factor. One romantic tradition can be sipped whenever the mood hits by always pouring the same bottle.

Although some couples might be willing to share their romantic interludes with the world, others might prefer to keep their love secrets under wraps. In either case, both camps can share a commonality. It is the connection that the couple has to each other which keeps the spark alive.  

It is more than recalling the first kiss or the day he proposed. How that special someone makes a dreary Tuesday brighter or turns a huge disappointment into a slightly less sad affair is the reason why turning on all the lights for the 4 a.m. flight departure is overlooked.  

Since the little things matter, creating a romantic tradition can be that way to spark love not just during major events but also on that random day that just needs a boost. One simple way is to always pour one bottle that is special to the couple.  

Whether it is a traditional champagne, a robust Barolo, or a crisp sauvignon blanc, the varietal does not matter. As long as the bottle is significant to the couple, that sip will have memories flooding back before the glass is empty.  

Personally, champagne, in particular Veuve Clicquot, is and will continue to be that special bottle. Served on my wedding day, the vibrant label could be seen across the room. While it might have been a splurge to pour, it was more than just impressing guests with the elegant French champagne.  

That bottle was the one that my parents shared on every special occasion. As they got older, it was less about waiting for a moment to open that bottle. It was about choosing to celebrate when the moment hit. It might be a leisurely Sunday or a Wednesday night dinner. The good crystal came out of the cabinet and the bottle was popped.  

Today, that tradition happens in my house. Veuve Clicquot is the New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, and birthday bottle; it is also that bottle opened to say I love you, celebrate a college acceptance or even say I’m sorry. As soon as the slight pop announces that the tiny bubbles are ready to hit the crystal flute, the noise disappears and what really matters comes into focus. It is about the connection with that other person.  

Over the years, that classic French champagne has appeared and heightened any and every experience. From a pop-event on a cruise ship to special bottle tucked into a suitcase on a quick weekend getaway, it is about making and every moment special. Just like it is totally permissible to break out the wedding china to enjoy some takeout Chinese food, opening a favorite bottle of Veuve Clicquot does not have to wait. Every day is special when a tradition flavors it.