Have you ever been overwhelmed with all of the choices when it comes to wine? Want to find the perfect bottle for that upcoming dinner party?
Well, don’t fret – the instructor of Canada’s most popular online wine class, Natalie MacLean, is here to help determine your "vinotype" and sort through the bottles to find the one for you.
What does vinotype mean?
Your vinotype refers to your specific taste, your sensitivities, tolerances and preferences when it comes to the alcoholic beverage. According to MacLean, people tend to fit into four different categories when it comes to taste – Sweet, Hypersensitive, Sensitive, and Tolerant.
There’s a real science behind the categories – the online test asks specific questions to determine your unique taste, one cultivated through your environment as well as biology. The assessment, in the end, suggests the wine that is perfect for you!
At the top of the list when it comes to sensitivity, this type has the most taste buds out of all the categories. Although sweet wines are often regarded as a basic choice, the opposite is quite true – those that enjoy sweeter beverages actually have a more acute sense of taste.
SUGGESTED WINE: Jacobs Creek Moscato
Another quite sensitive category, those that fall into this section typically stick to the same wines. They have between 2,000 to 11,000 taste buds and probably have a high degree of sensitivity in other aspects of their lives as well!
SUGGESTED WINE: La Crema Pinot Noir
The most popular vinotype throughout the world, these people are right in the middle of the taste spectrum. They can enjoy a diverse selection of wines, and have been known to gravitate towards dry whites or a wide range of reds.
SUGGESTED WINE: Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc
These people crave intensity and rich flavour! They want a nice deep red – something full-bodied with a lot of personality.
SUGGESTED WINE: Louis Martini CabbeveragesNatalie MacLeanWine