With 2019 coming to a close and a new decade right around the corner, you may be wondering what the new year has in store for you. Well, there’s one thing I know for sure… Whatever it may be, you’d best have a glass of good wine to pair with your journey into the future! Here’s a little advice from Wine Folly to help match your horoscope to your Wine Zodiac!
What’s Your Sign?
Matching Wine To Your Zodiac
Looking for a wine that matches your more spiritual side? This list of wine zodiac signs offers a new way to pair wines to complement the stars.
We’ve all been there: so many wines from which to choose, with no idea what to drink next. And with the chance to pair wines with food, weather, and even a holiday, why not try your horoscope?
Obviously, this started as a fun experiment rather than an actual spiritual journey. Still, we can’t believe how well these wines fit each sign! Plus, a wine zodiac pairing urges you to try something new that oh-so perfectly suits your personality!
|Try: Assyrtiko, Chenin Blanc, Gamay, Grenache, Monastrell, Montepulciano, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel|
More than anything else, Earth signs are known for being… well… down to earth. They tend to be reliable, hard-working, and obsessed with quality. Remember how your dad made you mow the lawn for no money because it would “build character?” Yeah, it’s sort of like that.
Based on that, your wine zodiac is looking at wines that are expressive of the land from which they come. Plus, they ought to be something pleasant to enjoy after a hard day’s work.
You are strong, ambitious, and a lover of creature comforts. Try a lush GSM blend from the Rhone, or a decadent Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
You are loving and gentle, yet practical. Your personality pairs well with the delicate flavors of a Beaujolais or Pinot Noir, which fully reflect the truth of where they grow.
You are pragmatic, ambitious, and serious. You are a perfect fit for the rich but straightforward flavors of a Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, or the bold, elevated alcohol content of a Primitivo.
|Try: Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Grüner Veltliner, Nero d’Avola, Sangiovese, Syrah, and Valpolicella|
Warm, emotional, and highly independent, Fire signs cannot be stopped when they put their minds to the task. They’re the life of the party who loves to make sure that everyone around them is having just as Much fun as they are. They are kind of like Mr. Rogers with a lampshade on his head.
So not only are the perfect wines for a Fire signs inviting and comfortable, they’ll display spicier notes and higher acidity that put them smack into center stage.
You are confident, competitive, and direct. Try a bold, mouth-zapping Grüner Veltliner, or the straightforward popularity of Barbera.
You are optimistic, flamboyant, and larger than life. The robust spotlight-hog that is New World Shiraz sounds perfect for you. That, or the immense, unforgettable flavor of Amarone della Valpolicella.
You are flexible, intellectual, and given to wanderlust. You are easily a match for the complex notes of Cabernet Franc, or the incredibly adaptable Sangiovese.
|Try: Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Falanghina, Malbec, Merlot, Nebbiolo, and Tempranillo, and Viognier|
Of all the signs, those born under a Water sign tend to be the most soothing and intuitive. Thoughtful and caring, Water signs are the most capable of offering quiet insight and guidance to those around them. They’re basically that best friend that you call every time you lose a job, a boyfriend, or a teeny-tiny bit of your mind.
So it’s no wonder that the wines that fit this zodiac sign best fall into those smooth and complex wines that the better part of the world couldn’t do without.
You are paternal, enigmatic, and charming. Try the subtle grace of a Merlot, or attempt to unravel the historical complexities of a Bordeaux blend.
You are intense, persistent, yet guarded. This sign pairs very well with the vivid boldness of a Barolo, or the smoky intensity of a Spanish Tempranillo.
You are compassionate, romantic, and quirky. Your personality is well suited for the rich, full flavors of an Argentinian Malbec, or the jammy, dynamic aromas of a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.
|Try: Champagne, Chardonnay, Mencía, Petit Verdot, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc, and Zweigelt|
Air signs are the most adaptable and malleable of the signs. They’re known for their charm, their social grace, and their ability to change as the situation sees fit. Anyone who’s ever dated a theater major knows exactly what kind of person I’m talking about here.
Put all of that together, and your best bet for this wine zodiac is something light, expressive, and crisp that goes well with lots of situations: from the serious tasting rooms to the blow out parties!
You are lively, versatile, and expressive. Try an aromatic New World Sauvignon Blanc or pop the cork off some Champagne.
You are fair, suave, and indulgent. Perhaps a well-balanced Riesling or decadent bottle of Sherry is in order.
You are logical, eccentric, and witty. Sounds like the traditional but surprising flavors you get in Petit Verdot or Chablis are your best fit.
What’s with the wine zodiac?
Maybe checking the stars is a daily activity, or maybe it’s silly. Still, any chance you get to try a new wine or appreciate an old favorite with a fresh pair of eyes and new mindset is a chance you ought to take! At least, that’s what my horoscope said this week.