What Your Choice Of Wine Can Show About Your Character

Wine has a huge and important role in the history of human civilisation – it's thought that wine-making was one of the first reasons early humans began to settle in towns rather than roaming the plains, so that they could be around to enjoy the results of the fermentation and maturation of the wine they'd learned to make. With such a venerable history, it's not surprising that a lot of people think that the type of wine you drink is a reflection of your character. Is it true? Read the following descriptions of wine and the characters they're most attuned to to help you make up your mind.

Grüner Veltliner

This is a white wine mainly made in Austria, and is an intriguing combination of characters: it is an exclusive drink for connoisseurs, and also a wine that is readily available all over the country at very low prices. At its best, it sings of alpine meadows, freshly mown grass, and warm evenings watching the sun set over the mountains. At its worst it's an overly-dry, almost bitter wine of little to no refinement. If we ignore the cheap and nasty versions of this fine wine, we can tell a lot about Grüner Veltliner drinkers. At the medium to higher end, people with an appreciation of nature and some spare money can drink it without having to know a lot about wine – they're more or less guaranteed a decent drink that has its roots firmly in nature and tradition. It's a drink for those with high ambition and their heart in the right place – think of people with busy jobs who nonetheless like to spend their money wisely, probably with a strong eye on eco-friendly products whenever possible.

Nero d'Avola

Nero d'Avola is a Sicilian hero, all brash sunshine and big characters with greater depth than you'd realise at first. It makes a bold first impression, and this up-front confidence can easily be mistaken for shallowness and a lack of complexity – but nothing could be further than the truth. Nero d'Avola has centuries of tradition and Sicilian values behind it, and belongs on an outdoor dinner table surrounded by family, feasting on hearty but simple foods with the promise of a lusciously sweet dessert to follow. It is a wine for the here and now, for celebration, conviviality and family, and all these qualities shine through in the people who love to drink it.

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