Slideshow: The Real Cost of Valentine’s Day

By Suzanne Woolley - 2012-02-14T15:50:16Z

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Champagne and Wine

More than 1.6 million bottles of sparkling wine will be sold during the Valentine's Day week, which adds up to more than $18.5 million in sales, according to Nielsen. That trails sales on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.