What Your Wine Choice Says About Your Style

I’m a firm believer that you don’t truly know a person until you’ve shared a glass of wine with them. Whether it’s due to the intimate nature of the occasion or the opportunity to have a deeper conversation, sharing a glass of wine with someone teaches you a lot about them.

Either way, I have shared a glass of wine with some incredible people over the years and had a number of memorable conversations. One thing I have come to notice is a similarity between a person’s wine order and their personal style. Here’s are the three most notable personal style types that are defined by their wine choice:

Chardonnay

This al fresco delight is for the man who enjoys a European-like lifestyle and takes life as it comes. Due to the relaxed enjoyment of this crisp white wine, a man’s style often complements this. Think a button-up shirt tucked in with jeans and loafers. Casual, but contemporary.                                                                                                                                                         

Shiraz

This is the wine for those of you who feel most comfortable in leather and streetwear. Typically, the man who enjoys a shiraz has a spicy personality, similar to this wines’ flavour profile. Due to the enjoyable peppery spice , this wine is great for guys who don’t mind a bit of a kick. The Shiraz man is the moto jacket, black ripped skinny jean, Chelsea boot kind of guy.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Last, but not least, is what I think is the hero of all the wine options. Cabernet Sauvignon is for the classy man who isn’t afraid of being as bold as the wine itself. This man typically appreciates the finer things in life like art & travel. This is the wine I personally reach for and Barossa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, now available at the LCBO, is my go-to selection. From the heart of the Barossa Valley it’s a vibrant, award-winning red wine suitable for any occasion. As for style, think James Bond meets Nick Wooster; a well-tailored suit, a knit tie, and a colorful pocket square for some extra panache.

I hope this guide helps you make an educated decision next time you’re scouring the wine aisle or when you want to make an impression on a special guest.

Words by Jonathan Cavaliere

Illustrations by Robert John Paterson

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