How do you choose a wine to drink? Why not be guided by the stars and experiment with a wine chosen especially for you, based on your star sign?
If you're keen to experiment, choosing a drop based on the zodiac could be a fun way to mix it up and try something you never thought to before.
After all, if you identify with most of your star sign traits, you might just find your next favourite wine!
'Koa' has many meanings, one of them being joyful, making this Sauvignon Blanc a great choice for an Aquarian to drink while they do what they love - spending time with good friends. As they like trying new things and looking to the future, this crisp sav blanc could perhaps become their next favourite.
Signature wine: KOA Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc RRP $7.00 Available at BWS.
Traditionally creative and imaginative types, the Santa Margherita Stilrose Rosé has succulent flavours and tanginess which can truly be appreciated by a Piscean. As they're the sociable type, this tipple is a perfect accompaniment to a cheese board of mild and soft cheese.
Known for being bold and courageous, a full-bodied Shiraz is in order for any Aries. As they can also be enthusiastic and to-the-point, the intense jammy, plum and prune aromas and warm array of spicy notes make this wine and this sign the perfect pairing.
Signature wine: Chris Ringland Reservation Shiraz RRP $58.00 Available at Dan Murphy’s & BWS.
A mix romantic and reliable, Taureans are outgoing and are known for their tendency to go the extra mile. The Craftsman Reserve Shiraz shows fresh character and purity of youthful fruit, best suited for pairing with indulgent dark chocolate truffles - a delightful way to spend a sensual night in.
Signature wine: Craftsman Reserve Shiraz RRP $25.00 Available at Dan Murphy’s & BWS.
A zodiac sign that's notoriously charming, the Gemini is whimsical, expressive and lively. Isabel Estate Pino Gris, a medium-bodied white, is light lemon in colour with appealing aromas of red-apple skin, quince and the subtle underlying ginger spice and layers of pear, nectarine and baked apple tart... all characteristics to quell this sign's curiosities.
Signature wine: Isabel Estate Pinot Gris RRP $29.00 Available at Dan Murphy’s & BWS.
When Cancerians are interested in something, they give it their undivided attention and care. Daughter of Margaret River wine pioneer David Hohen, Freya has adopted her father’s philosophy of “Do it once and do it well”, producing a Chardonnay with a vibrant acidity giving a long finish.
Signature wine: Once & Well Chardonnay RRP $21.99 Available at Dan Murphy’s.
The lion sign is proud, determined, confident and so this Freixenet Prosecco, housed in an eye-catching, shimmery bottle, is the perfect drop as it's full of fresh citrus, apple and floral aromas. The distinctive flavour and exquisite effervescence of Freixenet Prosecco also makes it the ideal pairing with popcorn.
Signature wine: Freixenet Prosecco RRP $22.99 Available at Dan Murphy’s.
With the surge in consumers choosing more sustainable lifestyles, organic wines are an excellent choice for the down-to-Earth Virgo. Craftsman Organic Chardonnay is fresh and vibrant with intense fruit flavours, this vegan-friendly wine is both practical and multi-dimensional at the same time.
Signature wine: Craftsman Organic Chardonnay RRP $18.00 Available at BWS.
Librans are refined, elegant and charming, much like this French rosé from Gerard Bertrand Côte Des Roses. With its striking rose shaped base and crystal cork, the wine tastes just as good as it looks, with floral notes and hints of grapefruit.
As they are known for their passionate, charismatic side, Scorpios would feel right at home with luscious fruit flavours of dark plums and blackcurrant, aromas of black chocolate, hints of coffee and toasted oak barrels found in this Carmenere.
Signature wine: Casillero Del Diablo Carmenere RRP $17.00 Available at Dan Murphy’s.
Hogs in the Woods Tempranillo is a delicious light red, with fresh red berry fruit aromas and hints of herbs and spices. Playing on a Sagi's amusing, yet straightforward and bold side, this wine is an impeccable choice to serve with red meat.
Signature wine: Hogs In the Woods Tempranillo RRP $18.00 Available at BWS.
As Capricorns are resourceful, thoughtful and loyal, a drop exuding delicacy and purity is required for this sign. The Champagne Lanson Brut Rosé NV is soft pink in colour, and together with hints of fresh, succulent summer berries makes it the perfect pairing for the cautious Capricorn.