Whether you're a horoscope expert or star sign-sceptic, everyone can agree they love wine. Astrologer Lisa Stardust has the perfect wine for you to try, based on your star sign.
In a new series of The Wine Show, actors Matthew Goode and James Purefoy travel through the glorious South of France, tasting their way around its vineyards to find the perfect wines to match a Michelin-starred meal.
We can't take you wine-tasting in France, so instead, we've travelled the length and breadth of the zodiac to uncover the ultimate wine pairing for you, based on your horoscope.
Aries (March 21 - April 19): Shiraz
Aries love their wine like they live their lives - full of passion and gusto. Shiraz is the ideal match for the fire sign, with both full of heat and spice. The punch of peppery flavour in each glass of Shiraz will sate the ram, as like makes like. Even the most restless Aries will slow down, relax and enjoy each mouthful of this robust red wine.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Rosé
Sugar and spice and all things nice satisfy the refined Venusian palate of Taurus. Even the blushing colour of this wine will mellow the sweet bull and this refreshing drop will quench their hardworking thirst. Rosé is the perfect blend of sweet fruits and flowers with a grassy edge that the earthy bull will best appreciate.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Pinot Grigio
The airy twins love citrus flavours, making Pinot Grigio their wine of choice. Geminis love variety in life and their wine is no different. With plenty of zest and faint floral aromas, mixed with a punch of juicy pear, multifaceted Gemini will enjoy this light, cold beverage. Even while multitasking, the twins won’t have to worry about spills with this Pinot!
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Riesling
The character of Riesling and the sign of the crab both depend on their place of origin and the way they're nurtured. Known as one of the best pairing wines, Riesling has a long memory for terroir. Similarly, Cancerians make reliable yet versatile partners, due to the depth of their memories and nurturance. The flavour of Riesling activates the Cancerian memory, through its sweet and bitter accents, allowing nostalgia to be drunk in liquid form.
Leo (July 23 - August 22): Semillon
As a sign of the sun, Leos love anything that reflects the warm glow of sunlight. Why should their wine be any different? Semillon’s rich golden colour is ideal for the regal lion and the sweet wine has a grand reputation worldwide. Leos love the best of the best and Semillon is the finest dessert wine - perfect for spoiling their senses with overwhelming delight as they bask in the rays of the golden hour.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Chardonnay
With their deadpan sense of humour, Virgos are known for their laconism and the wine they prefer reflects their practical sensibilities. Chardonnay ignites Virgo's simple and organic tastebuds and arouses their desire for rich, full-bodied, sensual and earthy delights. As a plus, Virgos are known for their need for tidiness and Chardonnay, being white, doesn’t stain!
Libra (September 23 - October 22): Champagne
Pop the bubbly! Libras love sophisticated luxury, and this includes their bevvy of choice: Champagne. The top-shelf beverage radiates class and extravagance. As the golden bubbles sizzle on their tongues, Librans are seduced not only by champagne’s juicy flavour but by the decadent experience of the beverage itself. The ultimate drink of flirtation, champagne takes the cake for Libras!
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark sultry fruit flavours make Cabernet Sauvignon the Scorpio’s wine of choice. Known for its robust and balanced flavour, Cabernet reflects Scorpios' brave and passionate demeanours. Peppery seasoning highlights the wine, adding a dash of spice, which Scorpios both embody and admire in those they set their heady, intense gaze upon.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Tempranillo
As a blended wine, Tempranillo resonates best with the Sagittarius sun sign. Known for their mutable nature, the friendly archer mixes worldly knowledge with intuition in a flamboyant and striking way. Tempranillo pairs nicely with the Sadge sun, both bridging the gap between the exotic and conventional, art and enlightenment, creating a flavourful renaissance in the mouth.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Pinot Noir
Known for its lightness compared to other reds, Pinot Noir is a bit drier than its kin. Most Capricorns appear to have a tough exterior and dry sense of humour but they know how to get the job done, making Pinot Noir their perfect wine. Like Pinot, Capricorns also have a lesser-recognised, but very clear, sweet side!
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18): Sauvignon Blanc
While Sauvignon Blanc looks like any other white wine, it's recognised as being bolder and more playful than others. Much like the water-bearer Aquarius, Sauvignon Blanc has its own offbeat flavour. With hints of lime, passion fruit and apple, Sauvignon Blanc is anything but traditional. Its unique blend of fruits intrigues the individualistic inclinations and curiosities of Aquarius and keeps them interested between sips.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20): Prosecco
The fish of the zodiac need a little fizz to feel right at home in their underwater world. Prosecco offers Pisces the salty sea-like tang they require to blow their own dreamlike bubbles. Bursting with flavourful sensations, Pisces get lost in the bouquet of pear and apricot fragrance present in each sip, making Prosecco their favourite wine to escape with into a daydream.
The new series of The Wine Show premieres Wednesday, June 27 at 8.30pm.