Wine Sign Profiles


What's a winesign?

Wine Signs are the personality profiles certain wine grapes embody based on their characteristics. Each profile displays the following information:

Overview A general explanation of the Wine Sign and how they interact with the world.
Personal Personal details about the winesign including where they prefer to live, how they are built, their professional life, and their personal life in general.
Attributes Observations about the wine and wine grape associated with each corresponding Wine Sign.

While every individual will have a Wine Sign that most closely captures who they are, this is not the full story. Similar to wine, most people do not simply display the characteristics of one one wine grape with no consideration for the rest. Instead, we tend to display a rich mix of characteristics derived from several Wine Signs. It is common for individuals to draw their personality from up to 5 Wine Signs.

Click on the profiles below for more information, or discover your Wine Sign here.


Overview

An alpha persona, when a Cabernet is in the room, you know it either by the authority or vitality projected, or the fanfare that may surround them. They’re more likely to be an honored guest rather than the life of the party. Along with a commonly seen forceful character, they also have a gracious, supportive side, though fools aren’t suffered gladly. Tending to be well informed and knowing what they’re talking about, if you go to a Cabernet for advice, take it – they are probably right. A sense of humor isn’t their strongest trait, and it may take time for them to learn the benefits of tact. Although they can flourish on their own, companionship is often welcome and sometimes greatly needed. Still, they are the leader. Self-confidence is seldom a problem- disrespect is taken in stride because they have little doubt of their worth and their easy popularity. Seeming straightforward, they can still be enigmatic; at times their energy can be overwhelming, at other times no one is more controlled, compelling, and elegant. Cabernets possess stellar qualities, but it can take time for these to emerge. Younger days may find them impulsive, contrary, and a bit egotistical. It can take time for them to grow out of this yet dealing with early frustrations can greatly benefit them later. Possible bad influences can blindside a Cabernet, however, they are blessed with resilience with a knack for overcoming possibly damaging situations and emerging unscathed.

Personal

Living Conditions

Cabernets can do well in most locales. Colder climates don’t bother them. Architecturally they’re drawn to clean lines, modern furnishings. Still, they have a weakness for the ornate, though the touches may be subtle. Lawns and gardens, or indoor plants, are carefully tended and one of the places a Cabernet expresses a love of bold colors. Living in proximity to others isn’t a problem for them, but although usually a welcoming neighbor they have definite boundaries and are can be choosy about who is allowed in their social life.

Physicality

Despite their strong leadership qualities and force of personality, the physical attributes of a Cabernets need not mirror this. They pack a lot into whatever size they are. Naturally good at most sports they excel at activities that require grace and stamina such as dance and gymnastics, but also sports that add unabashed strength such as football or boxing. They’re generally very healthy.

Professionally

A natural leader, managing comes almost effortlessly to a Cabernet. Often entrepreneurs, and seldom shy about asserting their dominance, they are surprisingly supportive working with others. Early in their careers may find them stumbling or settling for unchallenging jobs, following various interests, figuring out what would suit their ample energy best. Learning tact and subtlety is important and often the key to their success. Acquiring some experience and polish adds to their charisma providing an advantage for success. Despite their integrity and authority, politics may not be a great fit for them; they have difficulty with duplicity and if their value isn’t recognized, will make no effort to win someone over.

Personal Life

Cabernets are picky about those they spend time with. Content in their own company, being single or paired suits them equally, however when paired they will give a relationship their all. Though valuing privacy they still pursue an active social life and need someone who can keep up with their drive as well as respect when being alone is their preference. Conversely reserved and forceful, with a resilient confidence, a Cabernet is no stranger to the limelight and can overshadow others around them, often unconsciously. Bringing an intensity to most relationships, Cabernets seldom wear their heart upon their sleeve. Appreciate their staunch loyalty and forgive their slight inclination to be a know-it-all’; it’s worth it to earn their trust.

Attributes

Attribute Value
Type Red
Dryness
Sweet
Dry
Mixability
Standalone
Mixable

Overview

Beloved and popular, Chardonnays are stars. With a strong sense of personal style, expressing it runs the gamut from torn jeans, boho attire, cocktail dress, to business garb. Their innate elegance makes them chic in whatever they wear. Particularly suited to haute couture, no one handles formal wear (including crowns/tiaras) better. But although their panache looks effortless, it has been carefully chosen and cultivated. They are widely copied. Generally good at whatever they attempt, hard work, education and guidance are usually a strong factor in their success. You can depend on them coming through for you, often spectacularly. Since they adore revelry and get along with almost everyone, their sparkle can make any occasion an event, be sure to invite your Chardonnay friends to any party you throw. However, they can veer toward the easier road, and need to take care which influences will give them the best support in their endeavors. If influenced poorly or persuaded to conform, they can lose focus, obscuring their charisma. A propensity to go overboard with enthusiasm can make being a bit annoying a definite risk. With such popularity spreading themselves too thin, wearing out their welcome is a possibility (though it never lasts long). Usually good humored, they can surprise you with a sudden burst of temperament approaching only the Pinot Noir on the diva scale. Despite their vitality, they do have down times that need to be acknowledged and cared for.

Personal

Living Conditions

Chardonnays prefer more upscale surroundings, and can be drawn to posh addresses, even if that is a financial stretch for them (though they are great at creating the best from what they can afford). Adapting easily and fitting in wherever they live, they can thrive assimilating into an area’s culture and way of life. Surroundings are decorated with classic flair, though a few klunkers, whether in their choice of dress or home design can happen. Even on a budget, a Chardonnay will pay for comfort that looks good.

Physicality

Their vigor and energy can have a detrimental effect on their health. They can spread themselves too thin and push themselves to the point of exhaustion and illness. They are usually very attractive and graceful.

Professionally

Chardonnays have great potential for making money. Although often the best in their fields, even when not so adept, they manage to appear proficient. It’s not unusual for them to be continuing in family businesses. They respond well to mentors and thrive with quality training and education. However, their trusting natures make them susceptible to poor influences that can derail their progress. But mislead them once and beware the consequences. A Chardonnay doesn’t avoid payback and has a talent for coming out on top. But even with setbacks, they enjoy steady regard. Tending to work solo, they can be fabulous with collaboration, usually adding significant influence. Bringing flair to their work they make good figureheads or spokespeople.

Personal Life

Their life-of-the-party personas and agreeableness to most people hides some introvert tendencies. But this pickiness is beneficial to them as they often reflect those with whom they spend time and need to take care companions are worthy. Though usually savvy to most situations, and not lacking for backbone, there are times where they allow others’ opinions to carry too much weight. It’s not unusual for a Chardonnay to find themselves in complex situations. Generally good at sharing the credit they deserve and are given, there’s no mistaking whose limelight is garnering the attention. Being wound a bit tight can make them challenging, but age commonly reveals the mellower warmth beneath their usual energy.

Attributes

Attribute Value
Type White
Dryness
Sweet
Dry
Mixability
Standalone
Mixable

Overview

The most creative of the Wine Signs, the best descriptions of a Gewurztraminer personality are bold, commonly flamboyant, and often drawn to the exotic. Distinctive in looks, manner, and style, (always their own) they are easily recognized; disguises seldom work for them. They are like movie stars whose charisma outshines their acting, however talented they are. Though attractive (even alluring), a Gewurztraminer may be difficult to appreciate at times because they don’t bother with artifice and tend to say what they mean. But this doesn’t trouble them, when given a chance their pizazz gains them great popularity, sometimes more than their loner natures can handle. A love/hate relationship with attention is common. Although they have a lot to contribute, they are a bit prone to volatility and working in groups or committees, even joining clubs is really not their thing. Their originality can aggravate more conventional types. Usually brainy and valuing education, Gewurztraminers enjoy and share flashes of brilliance, but are likely to need specific opportunities to shine. They can seriously flounder if doing something that doesn’t suit their individual talents or make use of their inventiveness. Inconsistency can be a problem for them. Though known for strong personalities, in youth they can be quiet, reserved, or strict, it can take time for them to blossom into their strong, unique, complex selves. Like their cousin Riesling, they are often underestimated and misunderstood, and though frustrating at times, this doesn’t keep them up at night.

Personal

Living Conditions

Gewurztraminers can live almost anywhere in the world but are fussy about their living conditions. Cooler climates suit them best; a hot environment brings out a sluggish, even lazy side. Fussy about their homes, they can wear you out with their need for things to be ‘just so’. They like luxury and although don’t necessarily like to have to do the things to earn it themselves.

Physicality

Although possessing a brazen strength of personality, Gewurztraminers appearance may not be reflective of this. They may be susceptible to illness and must take care to keep their immune systems strong.

Professionally

Gewurztraminers are drawn to professions that utilize their strengths in creative realms. Detail oriented jobs or being tied to a desk really aren’t for them, though if they are it will be decorated with the most mementos. The ones most likely to interrupt others’ concentration/conversation (they can’t help themselves), since they really don’t like working with others, and the idea of sycophancy is particularly abhorrent to them you generally won’t find them in a corporate hierarchy. Frequently astonishing, at time bewildering you usually can’t help liking them. If a Gewürztraminer’s performance is lackluster, it is because of missed opportunities or the attempt to do something that just isn’t in their nature. If you have a work secret crush, it’s probably a Gewurztraminer.

Personal Life

Bringing a definite spice and vitality to a relationship, a Gewurztraminer is often a challenge to live with. Though balanced by engaging qualities, their energy can be overwhelming. Though struggling with being a bit self-absorbed, don’t be surprised at how utterly sweet and inspiring they can be, though they’ll show this side in unusual ways. More laid-back types can be energized by a Gewurztraminer’s often unabashed vigor. They also have a strong sensual side to their nature. Their sense of humor may be obscure and sporadic, and they need to fight cantankerous tendencies. But they are very seldom boring and given the chance will liven up any party or situation.

Attributes

Attribute Value
Type White
Dryness
Sweet
Dry
Mixability
Standalone
Mixable

Overview

A Merlot is welcoming, comforting, and inviting. In a crisis this is the first friend you would call. They offer steadfast support, at times to even to their own disadvantage. However, because of their accommodating nature, they can be taken for granted and not offered back the same level of assistance, or even receive gratitude for their help. Reliable and easy to get along with, Merlots are great companions and co-workers, cordial to all, though picky about who is closest to them. Their sense of humor is gentle, seldom biting or hurtful. Though usually understated, with little need to show off, they possess a strong sense of who they are, seldom being swayed by trends. But these relaxed attitudes can lead to appearing as perhaps too low-key. And this possible lack of spark isn’t just perceived, it can be true. Capable of bringing intensity and passion to their interests, they may be wary of exposing hidden vulnerabilities. Caution can cause them to gravitate to a comfort zone for protection, which in turn can develop into apathy. Tackling challenges to move past their supporting roles and develop their star qualities is worth the effort. Strong social tendencies, popularity, and ease with almost all gatherings or professional situations needs to be acknowledged and appreciated, though taking instead of giving assistance may be needed to develop the independence needed to bring out their best. Usually unflappable even in the face of difficulty, they can come through brilliantly.

Personal

Living Conditions

Merlot’s like high-quality comfort. Gentle colors, soft fabrics, candlelight, fluffy pets are preferences. Though not overly fussy about where they live geographically; cool or hot climates suit them equally, they like putting down roots. Surroundings often project serenity with traditional decorating tastes, and their energy would benefit from being a little more daring to liven things up on occasion. Easy to be around and seldom inconsiderate, they can be about who shares their space. Though they make an easygoing, considerate housemate, being solitary is no problem.

Physicality

Merlots aren’t usually going to be seen in a triathlon or the Boston Marathon. Walking, gentle kayaking, bowling, and relaxed swims are their favorite forms of activity. However, if they do decide to exert themselves, or compete, they do it well, but seldom care for the outcome.

Professionally

Consistent and dependable, a Merlot is someone you want to work with or have on your team. Thriving in group situations, and often doing more than their share, they tend to keep a lower profile, contributing solid solutions, even brilliantly saving the day. They make great trainers. Seldom calling attention to their contributions, they need to be better at protecting their ideas and taking credit for the value they add. Placing a premium on security and valuing tranquility, complacency and even lethargy can be a problem and detrimental to their development. Challenges are important for them to attain full professional potential. Though capable of great successes on their own, assistance is welcomed and happily paid back.

Personal Life

Though content on their own, Merlots are usually happiest being paired with someone. They are great at long-term relationships. However, their easygoing persona can disguise an acute sensitivity, and if hurt, they’re more likely to withdraw instead of engaging in a discussion. Though often deserving, they don’t seek the limelight and their modesty can cause them to be overlooked. They tend to bring out the best in people, using their charm to smooth the edges of more aggressive or ill-tempered people. Loyalty is important to them, though they can be a bit passive and don’t readily seek out new contacts.

Attributes

Attribute Value
Type Red
Dryness
Sweet
Dry
Mixability
Standalone
Mixable

Overview

A Pinot Grigio is the sleeping princess/prince of Wine Signs. Though possessing exceptional attributes, they can still be locked in a castle (perhaps of their own doing) awaiting the kiss of opportunity to wake them up. If the brambles are hacked away or the spell of a poisoned apple wears off, a Pinot Grigio’s aristocratic characteristics are evident with unpretentious confidence and congeniality, seldom with haughtiness. With little need to show off or prove their worth, they often find ‘good enough’ can be truly satisfactory and at times find amusement at the bustling of others. This can lead to them being dismissed or overlooked. But give a Pinot Gris attention and respect, with motivation they can accomplish remarkable things. But even when their merits haven’t been fully realized, enough of their charm is apparent making them welcomed into almost any situation. They are great party guests, popular with almost everyone. Usually light-hearted optimists blessed with exuberance, they are seldom the one who is telling off color jokes or doing a face plant into the punch bowl. But stepping out of line does happen on occasion and they’re usually able to get away with what they attempt. Seeming plain one minute, the next they can be captivating. Blessed with a relaxed attitude, they may seem compliant but don’t be fooled. They are no shrinking violet. There is a backbone under their easy-going demeanor and if they are pushed too far, take cover.

Personal

Living Conditions

Pinot Grigios adapt easily to their surroundings, but often prefer cooler climates and mountains make them happy. Usually polite and unassuming, they make good living companions. Their decorating style is usually conventional with flashes of color and intriguing exotic touches. They have a knack for bringing a bit of elegance to any kind of décor. They handle living in different locales well and can thrive with frequent moves. Even if they’ve put down geographical roots, they embrace travel.

Physicality

Pinot Grigios tend to have surprisingly muscular builds. Their appearance tends to be unrelated to their personality, which can result in people getting the wrong impression. Don’t judge this book by its cover.

Professionally

Pinot Grigios are usually proficient at their jobs if not particular brilliant, though the ability is there. Appealing even when serious, they make good spokespeople. Conventional success comes easily, but higher accomplishments can be more difficult, whether from being underestimated or their own lack of motivation. Often having secret ambitions and plans, flying under the radar can suit them. (Pinot Grigios make great spies.) Although often relaxed about their employment, they may be saving their talents and energies for other endeavors, (artistic, scientific, sports-related, family) or simply enjoying life on their terms.

Personal Life

Pinot Grigios tend to be popular with lots of buddies and acquaintances but are selective regarding close confidantes, to whom they offer absolute loyalty. Although usually amiable and cheerful, they have a seldom seen serious side and seem to have been born an adult; the traits they show in childhood tend to continue throughout their lives. Predictable at first glance, they can surprise you with how deeply they are thinking or with (infrequent) irritability. A protective streak along with a comforting nature and ability to provide fresh perspectives make a Pinot Grigio someone to value as a friend.

Attributes

Attribute Value
Type White
Dryness
Sweet
Dry
Mixability
Standalone
Mixable

Overview

Those who identify with Pinot Noir are reminiscent of a nursery rhyme: “…when they are good, they are very, very good. But when they are bad, they are horrid”. Few can be as incredibly attractive, generous, wonderful, and appealing, even delightfully risqué as they…if their stars are aligning. Otherwise, they can be sensitive, temperamental, and show a quick temper. Preferring first class treatment, a Pinot Noir has a penchant for the finer things in life. They can make rustic elegant. Often single minded, when they find an interest going full speed ahead is common. Still, being erratic is a sport for them and they often enjoy a logic all their own. Though expert at garnering attention, your vaguely pleasant coworker or neighbor that surprises you with haughtiness may easily be a Pinot Noir. But frustrating though they can be it is likely a Pinot Noir friend is one of your favorite people. An adventure with them is like an adventure with no one else and they are great party guests. A surface of decorum may be covering a certain wildness and though Pinot Noirs aren’t the best rule followers, taming volatile personality aspects is beneficial. No one will come through for you as spectacularly as a Pinot Noir. And though they can let you down badly as well, they are more than adept at charming their way back into someone’s good graces. No other Wine Sign is as difficult to fathom.

Personal

Living Conditions

The Pinot Noir type may have difficulties deciding where to reside, and they can find fault with almost any living situation. Cool climates suit them best and rain and fog can make them downright giddy. A Pinot Noir will most likely have the largest number of past addresses than any other sign. They are very choosy about with whom they live and may create many rules for a partner/roommate to comply with, though they themselves may or may not adhere to these directions.

Physicality

Pinot Noirs can be delicate. They often sunburn easily and thus, avoid the sun. Their weight can fluctuate during their lives and they may feel that they are either too small or too large. But at their best they have an irresistible voluptuousness, or strength, particularly after youth.

Professionally

A Pinot Noir ca run the gamut of great ambition and success to lethargy or peevishness, showing absolute brilliance or have you wondering how in the world they’ve gotten as far as they have. Paths to acclamation can be a roller coaster, dramatic successes followed by slumps are not uncommon. Getting by on reputation or turning a triumph into a lasting reputation isn’t unusual. However, they’re skillful at distracting from mistakes and no one rides their prestige better. Although usually earning their promotions or bonuses, if someone in your workplace is getting an under-deserved reward, it’s usually a Pinot Noir. If they paired with others, they provide work situations or projects panache when needed.

Personal Life

Pinot Noirs are easy to fall in love with and can be heartbreakers. When everything is right with them, there is no one better to be with – bewitching, fascinating, charismatic, and spellbinding and then, out of the blue they may become acrimonious, phony, or unforgivably dull. But they are worth the patience you will need to put up with them. In their hearts, they are royalty and can be benevolent as well as aggravating ‘rulers’. Helping them develop their sense of humor will even their temperaments somewhat, but they will never be predictable, and seldom boring. Susceptible to illness, a Pinot Noir should be careful about their health, though they may or may not want to actually do what is necessary to take care of themselves.

Attributes

Attribute Value
Type Red
Dryness
Sweet
Dry
Mixability
Standalone
Mixable

Overview

A Riesling is probably the most misunderstood of all the Wine Signs. Although rich with stellar qualities, they’re sometimes discounted because of misconceptions. Despite this, self-worth is not a problem for this Wine Sign. Loved or disliked, they enjoy a definite notoriety. They realize their inherent nobility and have no concern if their appearance, attitudes, possessions are in favor or not. A Riesling is an old soul and high value is placed on independence. These loner tendencies can cause misconceptions that they may try to counteract by restraining their pizazz or being overly considerate, which can result in them seeming dull or too indulgent. But this geniality is not simplicity. Given the chance, lack of pretension, sparkling flashes of wit, and ability to be serious and lighthearted at the same time make them magnetic. Exceptional charm is their gift. There are many facets to a Riesling personality-their wit can be razor sharp, their exuberance off the charts. They also possess a backbone of steel and an affinity and need for discipline and order; when this sign slacks, often caused by fatigue or the loss of motivation, totally falling apart isn’t uncommon. They thrive with strong guidance and reflect their upbringing. Pickiness can be a problem because achieving their standards can take time. Adversity is often overcome to lead them to their full potential. If you give a Riesling a chance, they will surprise and delight you.

Personal

Living Conditions

Sensitive to their surroundings, a Riesling likes high quality simplicity. Surprisingly, though seldom ostentatious, even drawn to the austere, doses of luxury can make them downright giddy. Their furnishings are well thought out, elegant with interesting accessories. They find the trends that become classics. Prospering in many locations, cooler climates really suit them best. Rain and fog can inspire them, and they can be crazy about snow. A lot of physical space isn’t necessary, but organization is important. There is a definite loner side to them- in a relationship they will need space.

Physicality

They do well in office politics either by dazzling those that need to be dazzled or lying low enough to not be noticed. Their full potential is almost always reached later in their career or life particularly if they’ve encountered physical or mental challenges. Nuns, ballet dancers, and those with technical careers are most often Rieslings.

Professionally

Rieslings respect hierarchy and do well in office politics either by dazzling those that need to be dazzled or avoiding discord by flying under the radar. Their full potential is often reached later in their career or life. Highly focused, naturally efficient, and often quite driven, obstacles are tackled with energy and challenges met head on. Working alone is a good fit. Not easily swayed by pipe dreams, schemes, or straying far from tradition, enjoying the more relaxed aspects of their nature and cultivating their wilder side is beneficial. Metaphorically they’re a lead singer, seldom the back up and tend to shun assistance though it is often advantageous. Sharp in their early careers or vocations, age brings thoughtful wisdom.

Personal Life

Riesling’s mix of discipline and bubbly charisma can be a challenge because you may never be sure which personality may be facing you day to day. Though not hesitant to use their notable charm, it can disappear if they are irritated. Loner tendencies are strong, but deep ties to family and ancestry are maintained. Although their directness and honesty aren’t always tactful, they are a good friend for both comfort and level-headed advice. Surprisingly, apathy can be a problem, but always within them is sterling loyalty and a wonderful ability to not take offense at petty things. Though they know their worth and can wait for you to discover it, they appreciate recognition.

Attributes

Attribute Value
Type White
Dryness
Sweet
Dry
Mixability
Standalone
Mixable

Overview

Distinguished simplicity’ is an apt description of a Sangiovese. Although comfortable anywhere and having buddies everywhere, home, however defined, is where their heart is. Often keen on anything culinary they tend to entertain their many friends and family members frequently. Whether serving a complex gourmet meal or the simplest of picnics, a Sangiovese gathering usually a warm, relaxed harmonious event, though sparks can fly on occasion since Sangiovese can be temperamental. This sign is most closely connected to the earth, gardening and/or animals are often a passion. With strong ties to nationality, community, family, or neighborhood, moving or being uprooted is especially difficult for them. Though incredibly loyal they don’t shy away from a grudge. Gifted with a strong sense of intuition, an interest in tarot, numerology, astrology, or spirituality-conventional or of their own perception- is common. A complex personality is sometimes masked by their friendliness. A quick wit is combined with an affinity for earthy or practical jokes. Their straightforwardness is usually refreshing, but they can sometimes be direct to the point of rudeness, though they’re often rather sensitive themselves. Later bloomers, value is placed on advanced education, training, or hands-on experience and they don’t avoid hard work. Chaotic situations bring out their cantankerous tendencies, though they will do their best even when stretched too thin. With little interest in trends, and the ability to wear flannel with panache, when desired their appearance can be sophisticated, and even regal.

Personal

Living Conditions

Though seldom neat freaks, when a Sauvignon Blanc does an overhaul it’s a whirlwind with purpose. They choose living partners or roommates with care and aren’t shy about claiming their own space. With a busy social schedule, their liveliness makes them fun to live with, if overwhelming at times. Decorating style tends to avoid pastels veering toward spare silhouettes with vibrant shades, even neon colors. Still, there may be a corner of their living space that is uncharacteristically soft, warm, and plush. Moving can energize them, and in lieu of that, frequent travel is reveled, seldom having difficulty fitting in whatever their location.

Physicality

Highly energetic and vigorous, Sangiovese’s do well when involved in sports. They love outdoor activities. Their love of activity can give them striking figures, although in later years they may relax and focus less on their exercise.

Professionally

Although Sauvignon Blanc gets along with almost everyone, they really don’t enjoy being on a team. Risk takers, they embrace opportunity. Realize that their talents need to be skillfully, carefully, tactfully guided rather than directed as they always appreciate being told what to do. If they are in charge it can be a challenge to keep up with them. They seem to have boundless ideas, many unconventional, that often end up with success and longevity. They have a great capacity to focus on projects, sometimes to the detriment of other aspects of their work. When faced with difficulty, receiving direction, though not always welcome, can lead to the greatest results in the end.

Personal Life

Accessible, vivacious, and able to laugh at themselves, a Sauvignon Blanc is loved by many and doesn’t lack for friends. Still, they guard a private side. Although usually good natured, they can be irritable and have trouble admitting they are wrong. Occasionally showing a quick and fierce temper, when they give someone the cold shoulder, it’s an iceberg. Artifice and game playing aren’t their style and they are usually, (sometimes painfully), direct. Loyal and protective to those they care about almost to a fault, pride is taken in their independence, and assistance may be appreciated settling their restless spirits. They can flourish with someone who helps them slow down and accept help now and then.

Attributes

Attribute Value
Type Red
Dryness
Sweet
Dry
Mixability
Standalone
Mixable

Overview

Gracious, cheerful, and energetic, a Sauvignon Blanc personality adds interest to a group. Their friends dote on them, attracted by their enthusiasm and pure zest for life. But, though seldom unkind, they are particular about those they allow into their inner circle. They like to be in control preferring to throw the party rather than be a guest. There is little pretension or vanity in a Sauvignon Blanc and being overlooked or taken for granted can be a problem. However, they are in no way pushovers, they have a prickly side and do not suffer fools gladly. A broad sense of humor is enhanced with a ready and sometimes barbed wit, with times of hilarious irreverence. With inherent mental clarity and quick perception, they’re adept at catching the nuances of a situation without being told and they make good advisors. Not much can be hidden from a Sauvignon Blanc, but they can fool you because their amiability camouflages a wild streak (Sauvignon does mean ‘savage after all) and at times a surprising bit of vulgarity. Going overboard on a cause, interest, or hobby is not unusual. Though this focus can make them well suited for top-level professions, it can also make them seem a bit pushy at times. Autonomy is important to them, yet their best accomplishments are achieved when they permit collaboration. Though often a firecracker in youth, their personalities tend to mellow with age, and philanthropy is often a focus.

Personal

Living Conditions

Happy almost anywhere, but are attracted to cooler climates. Often have strict upbringings, which is beneficial to them. Seldom neat freaks, they adhere to the saying “form follows function”. Their living places are centered around wherever they will be hosting the party.

Physicality

Vigorous, strong, loves being in the sun. They love sports and exercise and play with enthusiasm. They are also light on their feet, attracting them to dance, tennis, and mountain climbing.

Professionally

Gets along with almost everyone, although they really don’t enjoy being on a team. In their endeavors always seem poised on something great. Their great qualities are often overlooked and are underappreciated. Good managers realize that their talents need to be skillfully, carefully guided rather than directed strictly managed.

Personal Life

Loved by many, they tend to be secret loners. It is common for them to have many relationships in their lives. Sometimes their blunt honesty turns people off, but it attracts more people than it repels.

Attributes

Attribute Value
Type White
Dryness
Sweet
Dry
Mixability
Standalone
Mixable

Overview

There is a definite duality to a Syrah personality. Affable, friendliness can cover a complex, challenging nature. A quick temper and moodiness aren’t uncommon. Or perhaps a seemingly strict, enigmatic disposition is revealed to be a warmhearted and sentimental. Adapting their personality to fit a situation comes naturally, and they’re adept at using this to their best advantage. Their well-developed sense of humor can tend towards light-hearted, or even corny, but they will surprise you with a perceptive and razor-sharp wit. Intuition is strong for them and mysticism, tarot, the Zodiac, and spiritual practices are common interests or passions. Relationships can be a bumpy ride with them at times, they like getting their own way and when troubled shutting down is a common defense mechanism. But the balance of strength, integrity, wisdom and lightheartedness make them worth dealing with the paradoxes they can embody. Though fond of gossip a Syrah is very good at keeping secrets-also finding great delight when able to divulge them. Possessing a mischievous streak, they are not immune to tripping themselves in their plotting. Often elegant and high principled, there’s a definite earthy and even bawdy side to them. With strong intuitive gifts, and proficiency at reading people and situations, they aren’t quick to take things personally, usually opting to give the benefit of the doubt. But if offended are more likely to walk away rather than bother with confrontation. But they probably won’t forget…

Personal

Living Conditions

A Syrah personality is influenced by where and how they live. If the situation is accommodating, they are relaxed and carefree, with a risk of becoming lazy. They can be demanding as a partner or roommate or be laid back to the point of apathy. They are good with and even embrace change and may need to redecorate or rearrange frequently. Small spaces can attract them, and they tend to deeper, richer colors. Though usually not into frou-frou, they will tolerate small amounts of more delicate designs or furnishings.

Physicality

Though commonly well built, without the correct environment or challenges can easily become overly soft or flabby. They often have dark hair, or a love of dark clothing.

Professionally

A Syrah can be difficult to work for or with. When challenged they can accomplish great things. Seldom avoiding difficulties, they’re the ones who may surprise you with save-the-day ideas. But if motivation is weak, or respect is lost slacking can suit them just fine. Reasonably adept at multitasking, care must be taken to avoid spreading themselves too thin or taking on too many projects. Often ambivalent about working with others consider yourself lucky if are teamed with a Syrah, you’ll learn a lot. Seldom lacking self-confidence, keeping their cool in difficult situations is an attribute. In fact, an ability to thrive in difficult circumstances commonly brings the greatest results to their work or careers.

Personal Life

Syrahs bring intensity to relationships and their interests. While few can be more considerate and enjoyable there can be some rough edges to contend with in the forms of moodiness, irritability, and a deep need for privacy, even secrecy. They are deep thinkers with a lot going on beneath the surface they show the world. An enviable ability to focus can award them great achievements, but can also lead to an interest monopolizing their attention. Difficult situations bring out their strength, but perhaps at the cost of their more happy-go-lucky characters. Change doesn’t faze them, in fact they’re good at sweeping what wasn’t working for them into the past. They learn from early difficulties, and if they can avoid burning too many bridges can become highly sought after.

Attributes

Attribute Value
Type Red
Dryness
Sweet
Dry
Mixability
Standalone
Mixable

Overview

A Viognier appears to be good natured and light-hearted if a bit capricious. Don’t be fooled by their benign appearance. An accommodating nature hides much more complex, sometimes even overbearing personality facets. With an erratic sense of humor, they enjoy playing tricks that you seldom see coming. If you cross them, be prepared to stand your ground. At their best they are charming, enticing, and a breath of fresh air to conventionality. Living for the moment is a motto. A great addition to a party, if they deign to attend, their discussion topics, though usually interesting can be eclectic. Old souls, mystery often surrounds them; in earlier days they would have been outlaws, pirates, or spies. Subtlety is not their strongest trait- they may be a greatly enjoyed friend that bewilders you with their wide variety of opinions and interests. But those that can appreciate Viognier’s at times perplexing personality can have a worthy friend for life. Early success is common, though not always maintained, but other accomplishments may likely follow. Timing can be significant to them, they often have the good fortune to be in the right place at the right time, or they miss the boat completely. Overindulgence can be a challenge. As they get older, they may become stricter, but their sense of humor more genial. Sensitive to smell they love the freshness of outdoors, and are inclined toward perfumes, scented candles, and fresh fruits, spices, and flowers.

Personal

Living Conditions

Viogniers love the sun and climates with short or very mild winters are best for them-if they must be in a cold climate, being a snowbird or winter vacations are a must. They often live alone, but if they cohabitate, truly need some space to call their own. They’re not much for moving around and like luxury, appreciate history in their surroundings, and often have a lavish hand with decorating. Though emphasizing entertainment areas, alone time is often valued over socializing. But when they have a party or get-together, they are well planned and often sumptuous.

Physicality

Their strong personalities don’t always match their physical entity. Although they generally have strong builds, they can be delicate. Don’t put it past a Viognier to fake an illness to for their own reasons. When unhappy, they can be prone to being lethargic.

Professionally

Though not always easy to deal with, they give and accept help readily. Their excellent insights can lead them to be chosen to work on things not directly in their fields, or provide undercover assistance, and they don’t always get the recognition they deserve. Intricate projects may suit them as they can bring focus and intensity to their work; quantity-based performance annoys them. A Viognier isn’t always what they seem to be and should not be underestimated. Though their sense of humor may need some development, they are slow to take offense and often relish some goofing off. Weathering setbacks well, they are often a ‘comeback kid’, though when the odds aren’t in their favor. Tenacity (and that they’re often lucky) leads to success.

Personal Life

Though free thinkers, and can be flirts, Viogniers value commitment and heritage. Physicality is important to them. Though there is a bit of a show-off in their nature, they are generous and discreet in assisting others. They are good travelers, adapting to most situations, but don’t always tolerate discomfort well, small things can set them off unexpectedly. A certain degree of unpredictability with this personality they are vulnerable to illness, and stressing a healthy diet and exercise is important. Often guarded, and even deliberately misrepresenting themselves until they trust, it’s worth it to be patient, earn their respect, and give them the space to reveal themselves.

Attributes

Attribute Value
Type White
Dryness
Sweet
Dry
Mixability
Standalone
Mixable

Overview

“Onward!” is the Zinfandel’s rallying cry. Gutsy and powerful, Zinfandel’s quest is for fun and adventure. The most independent of the wine signs, a Zinfandel is seldom bashful having seemingly boundless energy. A lack of tact is balanced with loyalty and kindness, and they have little use for social hierarchy-they will befriend anyone that comes their way. Though strongly opinionated, any disagreements are met with amiability. They aren’t interested in a fight or in changing minds-particularly their own. But if they are influenced, they tend to pick good sources and will make the best use possible of assistance, though usually short term. Controlling their wilder impulses can lead to great results, though discipline can be difficult for them. Zinfandel’s aren’t known for their sensitivity, although it’s there, these personality facets of a Zinfandel are often obscured by their self-assurance. Although seeming open, they can be quite protective of privacy and if it suits them obscuring their past is done with ease. Even if not feeling confident, a Zinfandel will seldom show it. Much as they love people, commotion, and new experiences, when the party is over, they’re happy to be alone. Though seeming straightforward, and easy to understand, they also have a far more serious side and can venture into darker places at times needing help to get back to their more carefree, mischievous selves. Nicknames are common and they are amused by often being mistaken for other people.

Personal

Living Conditions

Zinfandels like heat. Thriving in warmer climates they also enjoy saunas, hot tubs, and thick sweaters. They adore their friends and family but carve out and protect their personal space. Often early risers they can enviably chipper in the morning. Strong, bold colors dominate their residences with dashes of whimsy- maybe some tie-dye, wild print, or artwork found in a thrift store-which, with Zinfandel’s inspired eye, could turn out to be valuable. Loving travel, remembrances from their adventures also figure into their decorating style.

Physicality

Strong, sturdy, hardy and resilient. Even if they are smaller in stature, they often have long legs, great strength and deep voices. They’re often enthusiastic about sports – playing or watching and are seldom sick.

Professionally

Striking out on their own has great appeal for this sign and they’re inclined to be self-employed. If not an entrepreneur, they’re likely to have autonomy in their jobs. However, they enjoy assisting others, and often do so without credit. Although compliance with authority isn’t a strong attribute and they have their own definition of success, they may show a more facile side, if it’s in their best interests. Their diplomatic talents should be developed, and their charisma valued. If earned they will give complete loyalty and exceptional contributions. It’s not unusual for a Zinfandel to coast at work, saving energy and their capacity for intense focus for other interests. Schedule flexibility works best for them.

Personal Life

These free spirits are fun and easy to be around. Although seldom temperamental, flashes of temper can be noteworthy. One of the most resilient of the Wine Signs, they are survivors, and can be counted on to pitch in when needed. High energy, ready for amusement, they can be hard to keep up with. Valuing independence, they also respect others’ privacy. Bringing fervor to interests or amusements they are prone to single mindedness. Though they like companionship, they value their independence and will respect yours. A deep sensitivity is often masked by outward bravado and their innate confidence. Though amiable during conflict, their minds aren’t changed easily. If disagreements arise, they’re likely to adopt an amiable “you go your way I’ll go mine” attitude. Though seldom mean spirited, Zinfandel can be a trickster and keep you guessing.

Attributes

Attribute Value
Type Red
Dryness
Sweet
Dry
Mixability
Standalone
Mixable

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