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What's Your Wine Sign?
Which Wine You Should Drink, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Just as your horoscope says a lot about you (if you’re into that, of course), so does your go-to vino. Here, the type of wine to drink based on your star sign. Just be sure to use a coaster should Mercury go into retrograde.
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AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20-FEBRUARY 18): ORANGE WINE
Your independence and eccentricity mean you need a wine that’s as distinctive as you are. Made from white grapes that still have their skins intact (which gives the wine its distinct orange coloring), this guy’s robust, tart flavor suits your knack for the unconventional.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19-MARCH 20): ROSÉ
Good-natured and gentle, your perfect match can be found in this summery blend. Go for a semi-sweet French varietal (served chilled, of course) that pairs well with salads...and your endless compassion.
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19): MALBEC
This grape is robust and bold and complements your energy and confidence. Never one to take the backseat, you’ll enjoy a rich Malbec’s spice and acidity, paired with or without food. (But always lively conversation.)
TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20): PINOT NOIR
Ol' reliable. This juicy red is difficult to grow, but with persistence and passion (two qualities you’re very familiar with), can result in a delicious masterpiece, heavy with rich mushroom and berry undertones.
GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20): PINOT GRIGIO
Your dual personality is both serious and social, and is equally matched with this fresh yet elegant white wine. Although dry and acidic, P.G. is as refreshing as a glass of lemonade on a hot summer day.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22): RIESLING
Loyal and empathetic, you always put others before yourself. You deserve a sweet reprieve from the endless responsibilities you shoulder, and what better way than with the floral and apple flavors of this white wine?
LEO (JULY 23-AUGUST 22): SYRAH
Fortune favors the bold, so set your lion’s heart on this strong, full-bodied and tannin-filled red, which pairs well with most foods. (Especially meat. Rarrr.)
VIRGO (AUGUST 23-SEPTEMBER 22): MOSCATO
The sweetest of them all. Your gentle and tender personality is as refreshing as this sparkling white wine, which goes well with everything from shellfish to berry tarts.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23-OCTOBER 22): LAMBRUSCO
It’s all about balance, and what better way to even the scales than with a sparkling red? Not all varietals are sweet, and some even come on the dry side--equalized by fruity flavors, of course. This wine is known to bring people together when paired with a midday meal, so gather up your pals and let your natural hostess run free.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23-NOVEMBER 21): SAUVIGNON BLANC
Your honesty and integrity draw people in, and the same could be said for this crisp white. With low sugar levels and a dry finish, a good Sauv Blanc tells it like it is--a quality you can totally get behind.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22-DECEMBER 21): CHARDONNAY
This buttery and full-bodied white keeps us smiling and pairs perfectly with your endless good humor. Plus, since you crave adventure and the outdoors, it’s an especially good pick for all your summer sojourns. Might we recommend a glass atop that mountain summit you’re planning to climb?
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22-JANUARY 19): CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Known for the grape’s thick skin and rich full-bodied flavor, a Cab is your perfect match. Pair it with a classic dinner of steak and potatoes, and relish in your flair for sophisticated tradition.
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