The holidays are here and that means one thing: DRINKS! Okay, so maybe it’s like that ALL year ’round, but let’s pretend like we’re not all functioning drunks, K? Delish.com has put together a list of wines that you’ll love, according to your zodiac sign.
And, I’m not sure what the information is based off, but mine is pretty spot-on. So, there’s that. I’ve beefed up the list with some wines you could try, and a few other fun wine trinkets for the wine lover on your list (wine not?).
ARIES (March 21-April 20) — Energetic, enthusiastic, and sometimes arrogant, the Aries is looking for something fresh and different. Best Wine: Orange Wine. Orange wines are trendy, and are a mix of red flavor with white fruit; call them the new rose. Try Pheasant’s Tears.
TAURUS (April 21-May21) — Down to Earth, practical, and generous, the Taurus needs a bold varietal. Best Wine: Barolo. Once known as Italy’s greatest wine, Barolo is fragrant and tannic. Try Rivata Barolo.
GEMINI (May 22-June 20) — Fast-thinking and intellectual, the Gemini needs a smart, efficient cocktail. Best Wine: Chenin Blanc. Chenin Blanc is light-bodied, that’s sweet and dry. Try Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc – Voigner 2014.
CANCER (June 22-July 22) — Romantic, creative, and kind, this is the sign of your favorite bitter blogger, and this sign needs a good blend. Best Wine: Zinfandel. Red zinfandel features a fruity welcome with a smoky finish. Try St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel 2012.
LEO (July 23-August 22) — Optimistic, merry, and obsessed with being the center of attention, the Leo needs a drink that gets the party started. Best Wine: Champagne. Bubbles certified from the Champagne region of France. Try Veuve Cliquot Brut Yellow Label.
VIRGO (August 23-September 22) — Analytical, critical, and in love with perfection, Virgos need a sip of something structured and balanced. Best Wine: Pinot Noir. Pinot noir is medium-bodied, and often features flavors of black cherry and raspberry. Try Leese-Fitch Pinot Noir 2013.
LIBRA (September 23-October 22) — People-oriented, balanced, and peaceful, Libras wish for a cocktail that soothes the soul. Best Wine: Riesling. Dry and sweet. Try Rock View Riesling Columbia Valley.
SCORPIO (October 23-November 22) — Powerful, passionate, intense, and curious, a Scorpio needs a strong slugger. Best Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon. Balanced tannins, moderate acidity, and cedarwood flavor. Try Smith and Hook Cabernet Sauvignon 2013.C
SAGITTARIUS (November 23-December 22) — Freedom-lovers, well-educated, and philosophical, Sagittarius wishes for a drink that stands out from the crowd. Best Wine: Teran. Full to medium-bodied, tannic, and acidic. Try Terzolo Teran.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20) — Ambitious, driven, responsible, and dry, the Capricorn longs for a balancing nightcap. Best Wine: Bordeaux. Dry, medium-bodied and diverse. Try Chateau Villars 2012.
AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18) — Eccentric, quirky, and kin, an Aquarius needs a unique wine. Best Wine: Biodynamic Wine. Grown following biodynamic principles, these wines are said to be delicious. Try 2003 Movia Ribolla.
PISCES (February 19-March 22) — Emotional, sensitive, and dreamy, the Pisces wants a mood-boosting drink. Best Wine: Pétillant-Naturel wine. Mildly, naturally sparkling. Try Onward Wines 2014 Pet-Nat Suisun Valley.
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