We love the NT News and have an online subscription, I only get into a few pages and have to skip straight to the horoscopes, and read both mine and Mikes 😊

Even though I don’t live our lives by it there are times when it puts a smile on my dial and gives me the motivation to keep on going.. with whatever weird project Mike has set for me.

If you talk to Vanya Cullen from Cullen wines she loves the bio-dynamic world of wine (again, another blog) she picks grapes when the moon is in the right sign and by hand even if it’s in the middle of the night.

So there must be something to be said about the moon, your sign and the universe. If you don’t give you will not receive.

Here is my take on star signs and what you may love in your wine.

Aries & Vermentino

Aries personalities are independent. Being the first of the zodiac signs, they venture out and are go-getters, often leading the way. Their upbeat and magnetic personality often entices others to follow their lead because their personalities bring excitement into others lives.

Vermentino (“vur-men-teeno”) is a light-bodied white wine that has Italian roots, from the islands of Sardinia. What’s exciting about Vermentino is it can be deliciously complex and hard to find. It also is Zesty and upbeat. Pairs well with Aries.

Taurus & Chardonnay

Think physical pleasures and material goods, for those born under this sign revel in delicious excess. This zodiac sign is also tactile, enjoying a tender, even sensual, touch. Taurus adores comfort and likes being surrounded by pleasing, soothing things.

Think Buttery Chardonnay (shar -doh -nay). Oaked Chardonnays are rich, full-bodied and have additional flavours of vanilla, butter and even popcorn from the oak. A cool climate, buttery Chardonnay will have more citrus flavours versus a warm climate Chardonnay, which will have more tropical fruit flavours. Theo from Chaffey Bros secret favourite, also Mike’s summertime special occasion wine.


Gemini & Sauvignon Blanc

Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac, and those born under this sign will be quick to tell you all about it. That’s because they love to talk! It’s not just idle chatter with these folks, either. The driving force behind a Gemini zodiac sign’s conversation is their mind.

Sauvignon Blanc (saw vee nyon blahnk) is a versatile white grape variety that creates white wines ranging in flavor from grassy to minerals to fruity. Other Sauvignon Blanc flavours and aromas include apples, melons, peppers, and smoke. Sauvignon Blanc tends to be more grassy when picked early, more fruity when picked late. It is the most popular of varieties in white wine.


Cancer & Australian Shiraz

Cancer traits. Deeply intuitive and sentimental, Cancer can be one of the most challenging zodiac signs to get to know. They are very emotional and sensitive and care deeply about matters of the family and their home. Cancer is sympathetic and attached to people they keep close.

We love this pairing, from the Barossa you can get big BOLD shiraz that feels like your eating a steak, or peppery food only Shiraz. Skip over the border to Canberra and then you have a lighter style loyal and sentimental shiraz.


Leo & A vintage Champagne

People born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. … Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal.

The limelight in wine – the luxurious champagne, often held to a different standard. Can stand on its own and the bead create drama and make it difficult to resist.


Virgo & GSM (Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro)

A Virgo personality is a mix of intelligence, attention to detail, common sense, and commitment, and a woman born with her in this sign is very smart, modest, and capable. Trying to seduce this woman can seem intimidating at first, for she is likely to put on a facade of indifference.

Well, the mix of these three lads creates the bird dance to a display of courtship. To blend Grenache – spicy, berry flavoured and gives softness to the Shiraz. Which is full bodied and has savoury flavours. While the Mataro (Or Mouvedre) brings elegance and herbaceous.


Libra & Riesling

Libra is kind, gentle and lovers of beauty, harmony, and peace. However, in their effort to keep everyone happy, they find it difficult to say ‘NO’ to anyone, and as a result, they end up getting stressed.

Like a Libran, a Riesling has beauty (when aged) harmony of its own and the effort to transform from the 70’s sweet and cheap era to a classical wine that ages’ with time.


Scorpio & Cabernet Sauvignon

Scorpio-born are passionate and assertive people. … Scorpios are known by their calm and cool behavior, and by their mysterious appearance. People often say that Scorpio-born is fierce, probably because they understand very well the rules of the universe.

Assertive and can be made over different regions, i.e. from Langhorne Creek instead of Barossa… Heartland Cabernet Sauvignon or Central Victoria … keep calm and cool this is a great way to end an evening.


Sagittarius & Tempranillo

Curious and energetic, Sagittarius is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivate them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes.

(tem prah NEE yoh) Old world meets new world, cherry, plum, tomato and tobacco, and leather. Wow, this is just a great match of travel and extrovert. Tempranillo from Spanish roots but grown at the right altitude in Adelaide Hills, La Linea’s owner and winemaker has three sites, one for his straight tempranillo, the second (and probably not as great aspect) for the Rose and the Northern plot for his premium Tempranillo, get all over it peeps.


Capricorn & Grenache

Its all about hard work. Those born under this sign are more than happy to put in a full day at the office, realizing that it will likely take a lot of those days to get to the top. That’s no problem since Capricorns are both ambitious and determined: they will get there.

Why, Grenache? It is ambitious to be included (GSM) or on Its own. It knows it has to work hard to get noticed on its own but the red fruit flavours and subtility will make people fall in love.


Aquarius & Dirty Dirty Rose

Aquarius personality is independent, mysterious, free-spirited and eccentric. Aquarius women have a unique sense of humour and a practical outlook in life. However, inconsistency is a constant problem for women born under the Aquarius zodiac sign.

Free spirited, free loving and all that stuff, Ryan from Express Winemakers makes a great Rose from the Margaret River region, rosé is a great chilled wine for red wine lovers on a hot day.


Pisces & Cabernet Franc

Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity. Their ruling planet is Neptune, so Pisces are more intuitive than others and have an artistic talent.

Cabernet Franc, intuitive, with talent and has great mouthwatering flavours, unknown but has the capacity to take over, we love the Airlie Bank Franc, have you met Franc?


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