We’ve Got The Perfect Wine And Queso Pairing For You According To Your Zodiac Sign
Between red, rosé, white or blends, people’s favorite wine can not only divide them amongst friends but it also says a lot about their personality. If you’ve ever found yourself at the bar wanting to order something fancy but can’t tell apart a Merlot from a Pinot Grig to “what in the world is a Gewurztraminer?!,” look no further than our guide on the best wine for your zodiac sign. Make yourself a winning charcuterie with the perfect cheeses to go with that glass and enjoy a pairing that truly reflects you.
Aries: Apothic Inferno and Smoked Gouda
Aries are known for their fiery and stubborn temperament and impatience, so if you’re an Aries and need to a wind after a long day of being a boss, you like to turn to a red wine. There’s something about that deep devilish color that makes you feel empowered, which is why we love Apothic Inferno Red as the quintessential wine for an intense ram. Aged in whiskey barrels, this wine comes with that extra kick that’s as badass as you are. Pair with a smoked gouda for a flavor that’s as bold as your personality.
Taurus: Red Burgundy and Pistachio and Fig Goat Cheese
Bulls are all about the finer things, which is why you definitely expect no less when it comes to your wine. A red Burgundy from France has your name written all over it, Taurus. It’s refined, delicious, and very expensive — just how you like everything. This Pinot Noir pairs best with a goat cheese, but if you really want your Taurean stamp on it, bougie up that chevre even more by opting for one with fig or pistachio to truly please your rich palette.
Gemini: Moscato and Brie
Twin Geminis thrive on duality, so when it comes to your taste buds, you crave sweet as much as you do salty and savory. The perfect wine for a Gemini is a sweet Moscato, something fruity and still a bit fancy. Noted with apricot, peach, and nectarine, this pairs beautifully with the savory flavors of soft cheeses like goat or brie. A citrusy glass with a bit of chevre? This pairing is as likable as you are.
Cancer: Tempranillo and smoked meats
Strong-willed and clever, Cancers need a wine as strong as their dignity. Reach from your protective little shell for a Tempranillo from Spain, a ruby red wine known for its notes of berries, vanilla, and tobacco. You’re all about creature comforts and this wine will definitely taste like home, which is why we suggest opting for some warm comfort food over traditional cheese pairings for this particular wine. Sip a glass with a bit of lasagna or smoked meats and kick up those precious ‘lil crab legs, Cancer.
Leo: Cabernet Sauvignon and Asiago
Ah, what wine could possibly be suitable for someone as regal as a Leo? You’re a leader, an attention-grabber, and as dignified as they come. A red Bourdeaux Cabernet Sauvignon is you in a bottle, my royal lion! With notes of currant, plum, and cedar, this French wine will have you saying “oui oui oui!” to another glass. Cabs go best with nutty, aged cheese, so pick out a block of some bold aged Asiago or Parmigiano while you watch over your kingdom.
Virgo: Sauvignon Blanc and Goat Cheese
Grounded and reliable, a Virgo expects the same from their wine. Every Virgo should reach for a Sauvignon Blanc if they want something as down-to-earth as themselves. This wine has grassy notes of herb and citrus that are just as balanced as your personality. Nom on some goat cheese and maybe even add some greens like asparagus or zucchini and a plate of oysters for some time to reflect on how you always get things right the first time — just like your vin et fromage!
Libra: Sparkling White and Camembert
For Libras, your wine consumption probably means you love finding any excuse to celebrate with friends. As a very social sign of the zodiac, you view drinking spirits as something done in the festive company of others. For the outgoing people person that you are, nothing says a great night like a fun sparkling white as bubbly as your personality! Since this spirit is dry, a soft and creamy cheese creates the perfect balance in taste and texture, so slice up that brie or camembert and share with friends for a fun and lively evening.
Scorpio: Syrah and Manchego
The tannin-packed dark and sexy flavor of a Syrah is Scorpio in a bottle. Too bad there’s no way you could ever put a cork on your passionate nature, saucy Scorpion! You’d be a fool to think a Scorpio would be seen drinking anything other than a deep red, and nothing matches their personality more than the full-bodied punch of flavor of a Syrah and its peppery aftertaste. Just like your old soul, partake in a nutty aged cheese like a Manchego as you eye everyone who isn’t as cool as you.
Sagittarius: Malbec and Aged Cheddar
For someone as a clear-thinking as my centaur explorers, you need a wine that envigorates that sense of adventure in you. Look no further than the ever-drinkable Malbec from Argentina. With its plush taste and ripe tannins, this smooth red perfectly fits one of your chill nights spent only with a couple of your closest friends, as Sagittarians like to do. Cut up some aged cheddar while you talk about your big picture ideas for the rest of the night!
Capricorn: Cabernet Sauvignon and Aged Cheddar
Practical, ambitious, and wise, the classic Cabernet Sauvignon simply screams ultimate Capricorn. You work hard and need a drink that matches your drive, which is exactly the popular regality of a good, bold cab. Aged, nutty cheeses go best with this type of red, so go for something fun like an aged cheddar with caramelized onion to celebrate your latest achievement you undoubtedly just conquered like the hard-working boss babe you are.
Aquarius: Orange Wine and Gruyere
Aquarians are one of the most offbeat and unpredictable signs of the zodiac. You’re funny, smart, but also a huge humanitarian with a big heart and a socially-responsible outlook at life. For quirky Aquarians, go for something like an orange wine, a skin-contact wine soaked in citrus peels with a bold, nutty flavor. This unconventional wine flavor sums up the water-bearing Aquarius’ individuality and complements with the flavors of something like a gruyere cheese to really stand out from the pack.
Pisces: Rosé and Feta
Sweet, dreamy Pisces, is there any wine that seems more well-matched for your light and earthy persona than the summer Rosé? The popular sunny day spirit of choice is a no-brainer for our sincere Pisces. Just like our last night of the zodiac, Rosé is actually one of the oldest forms of wine and has probably seen as many past lives as you, my fish friend. Pair a glass with some chunks of creamy feta or Havarti to bring out the fruity and floral flavors of the Rosé. It’s sweet and well-liked, just like you!