Isn’t it strange how our tastes differ so wildly?
You may love a complex Italian red wine. For you, the idea of letting all of those flavours wash over you is an absolute joy. You revel in the chance to experience all of the notes.
And yet…your best friend is completely the opposite. They turn their nose up at red wine in favour of a good Italian white wine. They don’t seem to appreciate all of the same things that you appreciate about wine.
They’re rather have the refreshing and acidic tastes of a good white instead.
Let’s make one thing clear here.
There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to Italian wine preferences. Whatever you enjoy is absolutely what you should spend your money on. And at xtraWine, we do our very best to cater to every single taste out there. We want you to have a wine that you’ll love and we’ll do everything that we can to give it to you.
But still, it is funny how tastes can vary so wildly.
It got us thinking.
What does somebody’s taste in Italian wine really say about them?
We’re going to speculate on that in this article. And for the purposes of the simplicity, we’re going to stick to the differences between red and white wine lovers.
After all, if we tried to dig deeper into specific regions or types of wine, we’d be here all day.
And of course, this is all a bit of fun. We’re just going to point out a couple of personality traits that we tend to see depending on the type of wine people enjoy.
Let’s kick things off with red wine lovers.
…Then there’s probably no sweeter thought to you then getting back home and getting nice and comfortable with a good glass of wine. In the winter, you’re cuddled up by the fire reading a nice book with a wine glass in hand. The lights are low and you melt into the couch.
To you, red wine is all about relaxation.
Away from the comforts of home, you’re extremely confident and very intelligent. That isn’t to say white wine lovers aren’t, of course. It is perhaps more indicative of the fact that you really enjoy a challenge. You want to discover something new with each sip of wine and a good red gives you that opportunity.
You’re also not afraid to speak up when you have something to say. And when it comes to relationships, you value comfort just as you do when you’re at home. You cherish the idea of a long-term relationship, especially if it’s with somebody who shares your passion for a good Italian red wine.
Of course, you love a good meal. Who doesn’t?
But you really relish the opportunity to experiment with different wine and food combinations. For you, a new dish isn’t just an opportunity to taste a food that you’ve never tried before. It’s also a chance to try different types of red wines to see which flavour profiles match up. If you’re at a restaurant, you’re going to take your time with the wine list. In fact, you’re probably going to ask for a little advice to ensure you make a choice that suits the meal.
You’re more relaxed personality also shines through when it comes to the holidays you take. Any opportunity to relax and sample even more wines is one that you’re going to grab with both hands.
Put it like this…you’d prefer Paris over Ibiza.
And dare we say it…you may just be a little bit more mature in your thinking. But don’t quote us on that.
…Then it might feel like there aren’t any positive personality traits left after reading that.
But make no mistake about it, you’re just as wonderful as your red wine-loving friends.
A white wine lover is usually the life and soul of the party. You love every opportunity you have to get out and about among people. A social animal, you prefer white wines because they keep you refreshed and able to enjoy the more active lifestyle that you lead.
You’re also just as intelligent as a red wine drinker. However, you tend to have a more practical side to you. That doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy a good book every now and again, of course. But you’d rather be doing than reading.
You’re not averse to a long relationship. Far from it, in fact. But you’re certainly more open to trying new things and exploring single life outside of a relationship. It’s just that you want to spend as much time with your friends as you do with a partner. The best thing about this is that you’re a great listener. There’s a reason why all of your friends come to you when they need somebody to really talk to.
Your love of bright and refreshing wines also extends to your fashion sense. You’re much more likely to experiment with the weird and wonderful when it comes to your clothes. There’s no outfit that you’re not willing to try. After all, you could always move onto the next one if it doesn’t work for you.
And finally, you’re just the same on vacation as you are when you’re at home. You love a nice day on the beach with a glass of white wine in hand. But you really live for the night when you can let your hair down and really get into the groove of things.
Buy the Italian Wine That Suits You Best
Like we said before, there’s nothing hard and fast about any of this. You probably see bits and pieces of yourself in both sections.
But then, it’s also rare for somebody to drink only red or only white wine.
The most important thing of all is that you love the wine that’s in your glass. Whether it’s red or white, don’t worry too much about what it says about you.
Just enjoy the wine.
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