Tuesday, June 12, 2007

What's Your Wine Sign?

Do you read your daily horoscope in the paper or on Google? If so, do you know what your astrological sign might say about your taste in wine?

I was surprised to discover that there are a lot of places on the web that try to link wine to the 12 signs of the zodiac. Here are a few for you to check out in order to beat back the Tuesday doldrums.

Australian wine writer and educator Martin Field has put together a slightly-tongue-in cheek guide to how your astrological sign influences your wine habits. Mine says I have a low boredom threshold--which is true. It also says I have to watch out in case I start binge drinking. I don't worry too much about this, because I can't drink more than two glasses of wine a night without falling asleep in my dinner!

Not into western astrology, but prefer something with an Asian influence? A similar article by Ed Soon links your Chinese Zodiac sign to wine. According to Chinese astrology, I'm a Snake, and that means I should like Chardonnay (oops...sometimes the stars get it wrong) and Beaujolais (right on!). Thanks to the Celebrate Wine blog for drawing my attention to this post.

Of course, where the stars go, money is sure to follow. Wine.com has found a way to link astrology to their wine search engine, to help you find the perfect bottle for you, or for someone you love. For an Aries like me they recommend syrah or shiraz (which I love). They haven't profiled all the signs yet, but they have covered Taurus, Gemini, and Cancer. If you're not on the list yet, I'm sure they'll get to your sign soon.


Anonymous said...

Great blog and interesting topic. I have shared it at my blog. I am a Cancer, I do enjoy sweet wines, but 101 lbs. is not in danger of being overweight!
Albany, NY

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Dr. Debs said...

Thanks, Kathleen, and welcome. Great blog on your end, too. I put a link to it in the sidebar. Glad you liked the post, and I look forward to seeing you back here.

Sonadora said...

Hmm, not even close for me! I don't enjoy country clubs and sucking up to the CEO by drinking fancy wines is not me!

Anonymous said...

LOL! My otherwise raging-ly Virgo wife has no idea where that organic stuff came from - she is the anti-organic, if anything. And I still like Viognier so I'm not that fickle. But a fun read!

Dr. Debs said...

Hi, Sonadora and Jeff! And they say the stars don't lie! Glad you got a chuckle, at least.