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Which wine are you?
Sommelier Jessica Bell pairs wines with personality types. See if you can find yourself a bottle or pick up one for a good friend.

December 2015

Powerful and punchy reds outside the safe and overdone California cabernet can feed this individual’s need for speed.

Charles Smith "Boom Boom" Syrah,
Washington, $18


Weak in the knees for anything organic, this individual’s passion for protecting Mother Nature extends to every facet of life, including wine preferences.

Sokol Blosser Pinot Gris, Oregon, $23


This pensive individual enjoys challenging and understanding new concepts, which can lead to acceptance and appreciation of otherwise snubbed wines like dry, aged sherry.

Lustau "Los Arcos" Dry Amontillado Sherry, Spain, $15


Bubbly and bright, this individual lights up the room upon arrival, inspiriting new life and cheer to everyone in earshot.

Roederer Estate Brut Sparkling, California, $22


This individual can find sensuality in everyday experiences, including many of the decadent flavors like ripe fruit, chocolate, coffee and sweet tobacco found in wines from the Carménère grape.

Montes "Alpha Series" Carménère, Chile, $25


Never one for complexity or frills, this individual loves the simplicity of rosé wines and their practical application as a wine that can pair with most any dish.

Bieler Père et Fils Rosé, France, $15



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