Wine is enjoyed by many people all around the world. However, drinking wine is also a very personal choice based on taste and personality. Your love of wine is unlikely to be exactly the same as the next persons. All wine lovers have a preference over red, white or rosé and this choice is usually fairly firm. Did you know that your choice also ties in with your personality type? A study of over 2,000 wine drinkers carried out by French Wines with Style found that the social habits of red wine drinkers were markedly different from white wine drinkers, and these again differed from those who choose rosé. Perhaps we don’t always fit with the stereotype, but generally our choice of wine indicates certain things about our personality.
With this in mind we created a fun little wine suggestion tool – simply enter in the details of what you drink, where you drink and who like to enjoy it with and we will attempt to suggest some music and a book that you may enjoy!
Let’s take a look at the key findings of the study.
Red wine drinkers are intelligent and confident. They tend to be the most ambitious and are also high achievers. They are generally happy and content in their relationships, and enjoy travelling overseas.
White wine drinkers are usually quieter, can be shy and are also practical and sturdy. However they are also more relaxed about their position in life and happy-go-lucky. They are home lovers and enjoy holidaying in their home country.
Generally rosé drinkers are young and outgoing. They are social networking addicts who like to describe themselves as loud, warm and charming.
As well as the type of wine you choose to drink, the setting in which you prefer to drink it and the company you choose can also be telling. It’s another part of your wine lifestyle that indicates who you are, and reveals a lot about what’s important to you, your likes and dislikes.
Savouring the Taste
Some like to enjoy their wine alone, or with limited, selective company. A good glass is quite a treat and should be savoured. Perhaps it is enjoyed over a meal, a good film or book. These wine drinkers would choose their home as their favourite place to enjoy a glass of wine.
Wine can be enjoyed to help some people loosen up in social situations. It can help them feel more confident or at ease with people they may not be as familiar with. Generally social drinkers will be out at a bar or a pub with a group of people, perhaps they might not choose to drink wine in other situations.
A Glass with Friends
Enjoying a glass of wine with friends can amplify the fun. It can also increase the sense of togetherness, sharing a bottle of something delicious between a close group of people. Wine can be shared in this way in many settings, whether an intimate home environment or a lively, buzzing bar or pub.
When you combine these factors you can begin to build up a picture of a person based on their wine lifestyle. Using these clues, we have identified books and music to suit a wide range of people. It’s all in good fun, so why not try out the quiz to see what we can recommend for you based on your wine lifestyle choices. We might hit the nail on the head, or help you discover something new that you really love. We appreciate that we might also get you wrong, but we’d like to have a try 😉
Simply answer a few questions in our wine lifestyle quiz and see what we can suggest. Let us know how we did by tweeting us with your feedback. Have fun!