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Find Your Wine Style

Don't know your own wine preferences? Take this quick quiz to help figure them out.

Which do you drink?

2007 St. Francis Wild Oak Chardonnay ($25). Photo Courtesy of St. Francis Winery.
2007 St. Francis Wild Oak Chardonnay ($25). Photo Courtesy of St. Francis Winery.

Whole Milk

Go for richer, more full-bodied wines—California Chardonnay, for instance.

slideshow  Chardonnay Pairings

Skim Milk

You like lighter-style wines, such as Chablis.



Which juice do you prefer?

2008 Indaba Sauvignon Blanc ($10). Photo courtesy of Cape Classics.
2008 Indaba Sauvignon Blanc ($10). Photo courtesy of Cape Classics.

Grapefruit Juice

You like things with high acidity—for whites, that means varieties like Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling.

slideshow  Sauvignon Blanc Pairings

Orange Juice

You prefer sweeter, riper flavors, so stick to Chardonnay, say, or Viognier.



Which would you rather have on a steak?

2007 Perrin Nature Côtes du Rhône. Photo Courtesy of Perrin & Fils.
2007 Perrin Nature Côtes du Rhône. Photo Courtesy of Perrin & Fils.

Cracked Black Pepper

Try spicy Old World reds, like Syrah and other Rhône varieties.

slideshow  Old World Pairings

Béarnaise Sauce

You want a lush, smooth California Merlot.



Which sounds more appealing?

2006 St. Francis Sonoma County Old Vines Zinfandel ($22). Photo courtesy of St. Francis Winery.
2006 St. Francis Sonoma County Old Vines Zinfandel ($22). Photo courtesy of St. Francis Winery.

Black Truffles

You're a fan of earthy, funky umami flavors. Drink Pinot Noir, especially from the Old World.

slideshow  Pinot Noir Pairings

Blackberries

You love fruit. New World reds are your thing: Australian Shiraz, California Zinfandel.



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Published January 2010
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