Let's face it... wine creates good stories. Make your Friday night one to remember and open up a conversation. The beauty of 12 Signs Wine is that it is ALL ABOUT YOU.
Is it a bubbly match made in the heavens? Or are you star crossed lovers with messy carpets and spilled wine? Check out your zodiac sign's compatibility with Leo.
Looks like Sagittarius and Leo are the best match!!! I'll drink 5 to that.
Wine tasting does not have to be intimidating. It is really quite simple when you get the hang of it. Here are some quick and easy tips to help you get your "awesommelier" on.
First Tip: Drink the lightest wines first. That means the champagne, and then the whites. You can tell how heavy a wine is by the color and the type of wine. A lighter colored red wine (such as our Pinot Noir) would be sipped before the Cabernet and the Old Vine Zinfandel. The stronger the wine, the last to drink. Follow with dessert wine or ports because the sugar and strong flavor profile will totally mess up your palette if you do it first.
Second Tip: Look at the color of the wine - admire it! You can tell a lot about a wine just based on its color. Swirl it around to see how viscous the wine is. If it is thick and it leaves "legs" on the side of your glass, there is a good chance for a higher alcohol content.
Third Tip: Smell it - see if you can pick up fruit or earthiness - some of the smells will come from the wine, and others will come from the winemaking. For example - that caramel, buttered popcorn smell in the Chardonnay comes from the winemaking oak barrels - not the grapes.
Fourth Tip: Take a Swig, but hold it in your mouth and make a little "wwwwhoooop" "whooop" sounds with the front of your lips as you suck in little breaths. That is to oxygenate the wine and to get the full experience. Notice if the wine tastes different in the beginning and after you swallow (called the finish). The longer the wine flavor lasts on your tongue, the longer the finish.
Pretty simple right?
Are you a shy Leo? A messy Virgo? A single Libra? A flighty Scorpio?
If you have gone through life reading about your astrological sign and not relating to any of it, you may be ready to toss astrology to the curb. Luckily, there is a reason that you may not appear to be anything like your zodiac sign.
What most people don't know about astrology is that you are MORE than just your sun sign. Your sun sign is the sign that you answer when people ask you "Hey, What's your sign?". 99.9% of people know their sun sign. But I'd estimate that only about 3% (just a guess) know the rest of their unique charts.
In actuality, you have a sign for every other planet (including Pluto!). For example, let's say you were born in the beginning August so your sun sign is Leo. When you were born the moon was in the sector of the sky that is ruled by Virgo, and mercury was in Scorpio, and venus was in Cancer. Plus the horizon was rising on the sign of Cancer the minute you were born. This means that you are probably one SHY LEO! Cancer, Scorpio, Virgo - these are much more internal signs than the very extroverted Leo. If you were born with this type of birth chart you might never relate to your "Leo" descriptions.
By now you are probably wondering what YOUR birthchart looks like.
The sign of Leo begins on July 23 and goes until August 22. Leo is the 5th sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the sun. Every planet revolves around the sun, which can explain why Leo has such a big and magnetic personality. Others flock to Leo and the Leo loves to be in the center of it all.
Leos are creative, generous, and royal. They abhor petty thinking and cheapness. Leos are in their magical zone when they are expressing their unique selves in creative ways. Many Leos are actors, performers, musicians, business owners, hairstylists, makeup artists, dancers, fine artists, and leaders in various fields.
During this month when the sun is in the sign of Leo, it is best to let your own inner lion roar. How can you creatively express yourself? Do something that will allow you shine. Get out and share your inner performer and purr from the affection and applause.
Leo is paired with an Old Vine Zinfandel. Old Vine Zinfandel has a bolder, fruit forward flavor, paired with a pepper spice. Our Old Vine Zinfandel is very unique from other Old Vine Zin's that you may see at the store, and that is because it is extremely mature. It was handcrafted from 120 year old vines and barrel aged in oak for 30 months. Plus it is a 2008 vintage which means that this wine truly us as regal as a lion. The stock that we used to make the Zin is some of the oldest in the United States.
If you know someone who is a Leo, this will make a perfect gift. Not only is the bottle beautiful, but the taste matches the Leo's high standards. And if you are Leo, treat yourself to a bottle that will remind you of your greatness.
In the meantime, Let your Lion Roar!
That is why we paired it with the sentimental Cancer. The ultimate family sign.
The first day of Cancer is the longest day of the year - the Summer Solstice and it also represents the first day of Summer. This year we had a special Summer Solstice because there was also a supermoon, a very powerful full moon.
Cancer is the sign that represents family, memories, sentiments, and healing. Cancer is ruled by the moon. For Cancer, we developed a tasty Pinot Noir that is romantic and filled with delicious notes of cherry.
Cheers to all of the Cancers out there - you make the world a more loving place.