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Find Your Wine Preference in a Minute


October 4, 2012 Blog » Wine Tips & Tricks » Find Your Wine Preference in a Minute

We’re All a Little Bit Different

While some of us believe a caramel latte is a defamation to espresso, others would rather shroud bitter coffee with warm milk. We might as well admit our tastes are different, to each their own or, as the French say, “à chacun son goût.”
find your wine preference
The flavors you like in other foods and drinks help identify your wine preferences. This technique is great for the beginner wine drinker who’s looking for good wine recommendations. Discover your wine preference in less than one minute.


black-coffee-latte-comparison

What’s in your coffee mug?

Latte

A latte is lush and smooth. You’ll love a New World Wine.
TRY Merlot, Syrah, Shiraz, Petite Sirah and Malbec
 

Black Coffee

You can handle a little grit. Try an Old World Wine.
TRY Nebbiolo, Sangiovese (Italy), Bordeaux red wines, Mourvedre (France), Tempranillo (Spain) and Aglianico (Italy)
 



apple-juice-vs-grapefruit-juice

What’s at the breakfast table?

Apple Juice

Your love for sweet things can translate into Sweet White Wine.
TRY Moscato, Riesling, Chenin Blanc and White Zinfandel
 

Grapefruit Juice

You lean towards tart and like bitterness. You’ll enjoy Dry White Wine.
TRY Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino (Sardegna), Vinho Verde (Portugal), Grüner Veltliner (Austria), Albariño, Verdejo (Spain)
 



vanilla-ice-cream-vs-lemon-sorbet

What’s for dessert?

Vanilla Ice Cream

Creaminess brings you joy. Look for Oak-Aged White Wine.
TRY Oaked Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Blanc, Torrontes (Argentina), Semillon
 

Lemon Sorbet

You like the tingle of acidity. Look for High Acid Wines.
TRY German Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chablis, Gruner Veltliner, Albarino, Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling Wine
 



olive-tapenade-vs-blackberry-jam

What sounds better on bread?

Olive Tapenade

You’ll enjoy Savory Wines.
TRY French Syrah such as Hermitage or Saint-Joseph
 

Blackberry Compote

You love Fruit-Forward Wines.
TRY Australian Shiraz
 



WARNING: Your tastes will change

It’s true. As you explore the world of wine your tastes will evolve. If you’d like to know more about how your wine preferences change over time read 9 Steps to Becoming a Wine Expert.
 
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photo credit: blackberry jam, olive tapenade, lemon sorbet, vanilla ice cream,


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By Madeline Puckette
I'm a certified wine geek with a passion for meeting people, travel, and delicious food. You often find me crawling around dank cellars or frolicking through vineyards.