If you've ever struggled to know the perfect bottle of wine to buy for your friends, that's not just the classic go-to bottle of Prosecco, or have wondered why you're always drawn to a particular kind of tipple and it's not just the price?
Well, star signs are more than just a personality predictor - they can also tell you what your favorite wine should be, without even tasting a drop.
So if you're the type who starts off every Monday by checking your weekly horoscope, then perhaps matching your choice of wine to your star sign could be the way to narrow it down.
Campo Viejo has partnered with millennial astrology extraordinaire Francesca Oddie to find the perfect wine for your star sign. Are you a Libra? Then a Tempranillo is perfect for you! Looking to please an Aries? Bring them a Malbec!
According to research, 82% of consumers choose their wine based on the appearance of the label, so picture Campo Viejo as Hinge and your perfect wine as the 6ft 4 investment banker who’s ready to settle down...
The popularity of astrology has soared over the last 12 months, with searches for “astrology” hitting a five-year peak in 2020, as millennials crave positivity during the lockdown and turn to the stars for guidance, decision-making, and hope. And it looks like astrology could apply to your wine choices too: can an indecisive Taurus drink a glass of red with a fiery Leo? Probably not.
Astrologer Francesca Oddie, told us, “For centuries we have looked to the stars for guidance on love, friendship and success, so why not let the stars help us pick the perfect tipple? From the best wine to enjoy with a seductive Scorpio, to the perfect pairing for a fiercely independent Aries. The Wines of the Zodiac chart will point wine lovers in the right direction, providing the perfect match to enjoy just in time for spring.”
ARIES – MALBEC
When we think of Aries, we consider someone who is impassioned and a strong individual, quick to act on their intuitive feelings and always one step ahead. The wine to match this sign needs to have a full-bodied flavour that can be enjoyed alone without a food pairing. A wine that resembles the initiative of Aries. It’s only natural that we would select a distinct and intense Malbec for this sign, with its deep colour, exuberant juiciness and a slight spiciness.
TAURUS – GARNACHA
Sometimes Taurus’ could be described as hedonistic; they want to feel good and treat themselves to a wine that sings with fragrance and flavor. Grenache wines are “luscious, sweet and plush” and match perfectly with an abundant Taurus. Campo Viejo Rioja Garnacha is a fruity and fresh wine, perfect for dinner parties in the spring and a match made in heaven for the loving host, as these grapes can grow in the most hostile of environments and reflect the tenacity of Taurus.
GEMINI – CAVA
Frequently described as “bubbly” and “chatty”, Geminis move at the speed of light and are an obvious match for an effervescent bottle of fizz. The Campo Viejo Cava Reserva is a blend of three grape varieties, Macabeu, Xarello and Parellada, a perfect representative for changeable Gemini who loves to do a million things at once. This probably isn't one if you're aiming to drink wine without a hangover though, as we all know bubbles can make it go to the head a lot faster!
CANCER - SHIRAZ
Cancer is the sign of the crab, a soft heart protected inside its crusty outer shell. Men and women who are passionate about bodybuilding to create a strong physique but are real softies at heart often have strong Cancerian energy.
Shiraz is a particularly tannic grape (the skins of this grape are slightly thicker than average) so it is widely regarded as one of the more aromatic red wine varieties to drink.
Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel is a Shiraz that is nurtured into full bloom in two different nurturing “shells” to produce a complex red that matches all the fluctuating emotions of Cancer as the moon waxes and wanes throughout the month.
LEO - ROSÉ
Leo is the star sign of joy and celebration. So, if socializing is a thing again this summer, we can guarantee that a few bottles of Rosé will feature at the birthday party of every Leo in town.
Rosé has become synonymous with fun, letting your hair down and the Campo Viejo Rosé with its glorious turquoise bottle makes this the ideal choice for sunny Leos everywhere waiting to be seen, adored and applauded.
VIRGO - ALBARIÑO
Famous for their discernment, love of simplicity, and cleanliness; the ideal wine for a Virgo would be produced from a grape that has been handpicked for its qualities. So wines produced from Albariño grapes offer just that.
The Campo Viejo Albariño is a crisp white wine perfect for Virgos to consume in their minimalist, prim and proper homes!
LIBRA - TEMPRANILLO
The sign of Libra is a welcome guest at every dinner party. A wine such as the Campo Viejo Rioja Tempranillo is easy to pair and perfect for someone as sociable and charming as Libra who is also “easy to pair” and keen to always compliment their partner. Tempranillo grapes form the backbone of many of Spain’s finest wines, like a Libra, the reliable partner in a relationship.
Surprise match: Pisces
SCORPIO - GRACIANO
Timing, precision, and staying contained is emblematic of Scorpio, who vibe with Graciano variety, an essential component of long-living Reservas, that is aged to perfection in oak barrels for a minimum of 12 months, procuring the X-factor and natural magnetism of Scorpio.
Graciano is known for its high acidity which makes it perfect for aging, whilst offering great aromatic intensity. On the nose, you can find loads of spice, black fruits, toffee, a slightly sweet finish; the variety is unique to Rioja, it gives layers of complexity to the blend of Campo Viejo Reserva.
SAGITTARIUS - VIURA BLANCO
Ruled by Jupiter, king of the Gods, Sagittarius is the luckiest sign of the zodiac, and the people they meet open doors for them. They could be introduced to a lesser-known wine, food, or exotic perfume that is a fantastic bargain, or very hard to get hold of, but available to them.
White Rioja is somewhat of a rarity in Spain, forming less than 10% of the grapes grown there, an exotic specialty for Sagittarius to seek out. The Campo Viejo Blanco is a treasure for a roving Sagittarius. It’s made with mainly Viura variety which produces both young easy-drinking wines but also full-bodied and complex wines that are ripe for new adventures.
CAPRICORN – MAZUELO
Capricorn is often considered to be a serious sign but what they understand is that hard work gets results. Capricorn has an end in mind and when they reach their mark, they will be the first to celebrate and enjoy everything they have achieved.
“It’s all in the timing” and a patient approach plays a fundamental role in the development of Gran Reserva wines, where Mazuelo contributes with tannins and high acidity. The mountain goat would enjoy quality wine and the Campo Viejo Gran Reserva, one of the longest living wines in the region, earns its status because it is aged in an oak cask for at least 2 years prior to sale.
AQUARIUS - SAUVIGNON BLANC
“New World” wines are an Aquarius phenomenon - at first the concept of growing old world grapes such as Sauvignon Blanc seemed crazy but now, they are the epitome of forward-thinking, creating exciting flavors via a front-running trend.
The Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc would be the perfect match for Aquarius as the aromas leap out the glass in the same way that ideas leap from synapse to synapse in the minds of brilliant Aquarians everywhere.
Sauvignon Blanc grapes produced in the “New World” have a remarkably sharp flavor that is a clear characteristic of sharp-minded Aquarians.
PISCES - CHARDONNAY
Pisces is the final sign of the zodiac and is the sign that rules all alcohol! Why? Pisces is sometimes said to be a sign that embodies every other sign of the zodiac.
Pisces is ruled by Neptune, the God who ruled the sea. Chardonnay grapes tend to grow very well in limestone soil. Limestone is primarily the remains of sea-life that accumulated over centuries and so the Chardonnay grape is intrinsically linked to our watery depths and Jacob’s Creek Classic Chardonnay for example offers a classic tipple to match Pisces easy-going vibe.
Described as being super adaptable it brings to the fore the climate and winemaking method used and is as convivial and easy-going as Pisces themselves.
Campo Viejo wines are available across all major retailers, online and in-store, from RRP £8.25.
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Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 15 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She has covered all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand.
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