Wine and Moods Pairing

Studies at University of Missouri have proved that music has a strong impact on moods. Listening to sad pieces at times of loss can further deepen your grief; whereas, listening to upbeat music can uplift the mood.

Choosing the right wine can have the similar impact on your brain. When sweating hot, ordering a full bodied Shiraz will intensify the feeling of heat. Order a lighter bodied Pinot Noir could be more enjoyable.

Below is a starter list of wines for different moods and occasions:

Wine and Moods Pairing

Relaxing Evening / Chilling after Work:
Perfect bottles to unwind your day: Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigrio, Beaujolais, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo.

Sexy and Playful:
Musky notes for HER: Cote du Rhone, Chateauneuf du Pape,
Floral notes for HIM: Pinot Noir (especially Chambolle Musigny), Barbaresco.

Angry.. About to Explode:
Wine that will cool you down... Sauvignon Blanc, Albarino, Verdelho, Champagne, Moscato
… and change your moods: Chassagne Montrachet, Puligny Montrachet, Meursault.

While most wines will taste better when you are in a happy mood, nothing beats a bottle of bubbly Champagne or Sparkling (Prosecco, Cava, Moscato, etc).

Go for a lighter-bodied red to lift your moods: Pinot Noir / Burgundy, Rioja, Valpolicella.

Deep in Thoughts:
Wines that can match your layers of thinking: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Douro, or a white Burgundy.

Energetic.. Feeling Restless:
Wines that are full of energy and vibes: Zinfandel, Valpolicella, Pinot Noir (Vosne Romanee, New Zealand Pinot).

Ventourous.. Wanting to Explore:
Go for a wild Zinfandel or venture with an atypical local grape Greco di Tufo, Nero d'Avola.

Explore and Enjoy !


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