This Summer I'm Drinking _ in _ with _ (Quiz)

Have you booked your summer vacations yet? Are you finally getting to take the trip you planned two years ago? Are you still looking for inspiration to strike before you fully commit? Are you so indecisive you need a fun quiz to point you in the right direction? Look no further because we're here to fully influence your summer and drinking decisions (responsibly of course). Based on the first letter of your first name, your birth month, and your astrological sign, we can take the stress out of summer planning and tell you what you should be drinking, where you should be drinking it, and the perfect person to drink with. Take the quiz, book those tickets, and happy vacationing! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This summer I'm drinking ___ in ___ with ___! 1. INITIAL OF FIRST NAME A, B, C Saar Riesling D, E, F Argentine Malbec G, H, I Friuli-Venezia Giulia Ribolla Gialla J, K, L Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir M, N, O Barbaresco Nebbiolo P, Q, R New Zealand Chardonnay S, T, U Barossa Shiraz V, W, X Oregon Pinot Noir Y, Z Champagne Rosé 2. BIRTH MONTH January: Sonoma, California, United States February: Bordeaux, France March: Rioja, Spain April: Tuscany, Italy May: Washington State, United States June: Sicily, Italy July: South Australia, Australia August: Mendoza, Argentina September: Champagne, France October: Oregon, United States November: Mosel, Germany December: Western Cape, South Africa 3. ZODIAC SIGN Aries: The Last Person I Argued With Taurus: My Childhood Crush Gemini: My Second Favorite Barista Cancer: My Pet Leo: My Therapist Virgo: My Neighbor Libra: Myself Scorpio: My Ex Sagittarius: My Dad's New Significant Other Capricorn: My Sibling Aquarius: My Coworker Pisces: My Imaginary Friend

Evolution

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

A fruit forward Pinot with a kiss of tannins and richly layered with dried red fruit and fresh raspberry and the faintest hint of leather on what’s a lovely velvety finish. — 12 days ago

Diane, Ron and 7 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Nice! Cheers!🍷😁

Te Awanga Estate

Quarter Acre Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2017

Wonderful with Pat’s grilled swordfish ($23). Subtle oak barrel toast gives the wine a warm chardonnay feel without being overly oaky. Has a chalky flinty mineral mouth feeling. — 20 days ago

Belle Glos

Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Ted
9.3

Just so damn tasty and the color of these wines is incredible. Probably have stained my teeth a shade or two darker. — 24 days ago

Jeni
with Jeni
Shay, Anthony and 2 others liked this

La Ca' Nova

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2017

Happy Mother's Day! Resin, cherry, white pepper, on the nose and palate. Very sharp, chalky and mouth tightening tannins with medium plus acidity leads to that eye squinting that you may remember from sour Now N Laters or Sour Charms. This is definitely not a polished form of nebbiolo, but I respect the effort. La Ca' Nova's other Barbarescos are better. Stay tuned.

91 points
— 13 days ago

Eric, Lyle and 12 others liked this

Torbreck Vintners

The Steading Barossa Valley Grenache Blend 1998

Very smooth and ready. Love the balance in this wine. — 20 days ago

Gunja Gargeshwari
with Gunja
Eric, Eddie and 3 others liked this

Peter Lauer

Barrel X Saar Feinherb Riesling 2020

Prominent non-fruit aromas, citrus acid and honey on an off-dry, medium body with a long finish. Blind Reisling tasting w Doo... he liked this one best. — a month ago

Laura, Ericsson and 3 others liked this
Brent Young

Brent Young Premium Badge

Not surprising this was the winner. Peter Lauer makes great riesling👍🥂

Jose Zuccardi

Valle de Uco Malbec 2016

Good Malbec, but not extraordinary. Spicy finish that’s a little too strong for me. Deep bitter cherry to start, followed by heavy pepper. — 13 days ago

LM, Ron and 2 others liked this

André Clouet

No. 3 Bouzy Brut Rosé Champagne

These Andre Clouet champagnes are so damned charming and inviting. Beautiful Bouzy fruit and excellent technical know how leads to these fun, fun bottles. Pale, pale pink with a sparse amount of bubbles. So much fruit on the nose with strawberries and peaches. Orange zest, raspberries, and dried cherries. It just goes on and on. There’s a bit of brioche and a clamor of chalk. Summer flowers just because why not?

100% Pinot Noir primarily from Bouzy and some from Ambonnay. This is a pure and honest rosè with very little pretension. Delicious and tasty but certainly not overly sweet and cloying. Rich and straightforward, this isn’t an overly complex pour, but it is fun. The palate references the nose with a surfeit of blunted fruit, along with herbs and smooth vanilla elements. Marmalade and candy in the mouth. Straightforward and honest. This promises fun and it delivers.
— 16 days ago

Andrew, Josh and 6 others liked this

Ronchi di Cialla

Ciallabianco Colli Orientali del Friuli-Cialla Ribolla Gialla Blend 2016

Fabulous texture. Waxy-acid-mineral accord. Grapefruit pith. Bitter lemons. Nice work. 😍 — a month ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Joshua, Ericsson and 22 others liked this