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Quiz : What’s Your Reininger Wine Preference?


All of us are beginners at some point. I remember my first sip of the 2003 Reininger Ash Hollow Cabernet Sauvignon as a newby Reininger employee. It was my “aha!” wine moment, but before that I pretty much thought everything tasted either white or red, and I am a native Walla Wallan (the shame!).

I will let you in on a secret though, something that we use at the winery to help our tasters find what they are looking for: the flavors you enjoy in all foods and drinks can help identify your wine preferences. It’s so simple! Since you’re not in the tasting room with us right now, check out our handy quiz to help you decipher what your wine preferences are in lightening fast time!

1. Which coffee would you order?

a. Americano
b. Latté
c. Cold-brew with milk

If you answered:

a. You like a little get up ‘n go! Try the Reininger Carmenere or the Helix Cabernet Sauvignon, both have plenty of flavor and sparkly acid to excite your palate.
b. Lush and smooth, you’ll enjoy the Reininger Malbec for it’s unctuous texture and full-bodied fruit.
c. If you like a little less acid and a creamier mouthfeel, you’ll love the Reininger Merlot and the Helix Pomatia.

2. What’s your cold craving at 10p?

a. Chocolate gelato
b. Lemon sorbet
c. Vanilla bean ice cream

If you answered:

a. You like big, rich, and full of the essential flavor profile. Try the Reininger or Helix Syrah!
b. Bright and light, you’ll enjoy the Reininger Semillion for it’s succulent tartness or the Helix Rosé for a refreshing sip of summer.
c. If you love that creamy sweetness, you’ll love the Reininger Late Harvest Viognier or even the Reininger Reserve Chardonnay.

3. Imagine you have a fresh loaf of french bread, what do you put on it?

a. Blackberry jam
b. Olive tapenade
c. Paté

If you answered:

a. Big dark fruits and well-balanced acid are your bag. You can’t go wrong with the Reininger Anomaly or the Reininger Syrah. So. Good.
b. With a craving for savory earthiness, the Helix SoRho will never do you wrong.
c. Rich, fatty, and full flavored cravers will love a rich, sculpted wine like the Reininger Desiderata.

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