Did you hear? Mercury is in retrograde (January 14th until February 3rd), which means everyone has something to blame if anything goes wrong … and now you can have a glass of wine that fits exactly what your Zodiac sign needs during this crazy time.
We’ve got wine pairings for every horoscope, so you can kick back and relax with a glass of wine during Mercury retrograde and beyond.
ARIES (March 21st - April 19th)
Aries is fiery, motivated, and one of the more independent signs in the Zodiac. They go boldly in the direction of their dreams, and are unafraid to pursue their goals. A tannic Italian red, such as a Barolo, is a perfect match for a sign that’s not afraid of anything.
TAURUS (April 20th - May 20th)
Taurus is an incredibly loyal sign. They are reliable and know how to work hard AND play hard. One wine succeeds in matching these traits above all others, and that’s a Sauvignon Blanc. Between social events and adding a splash to home cooked meals, a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc will take you far, and is the perfect pairing for a Taurus.
GEMINI (May 21st - June 20th)
Geminis get a hard time for their dual personalities, but this isn’t totally a bad thing! Just look at rosé wine — it’s in between a white and a red, but is still perfect just the way it is. Geminis are very intuitive when it comes to other people and are adaptable in almost any social setting. That’s exactly why a rosé wine just works, and why it works especially well for this Zodiac sign.
CANCER (June 21st - July 22nd)
Cancers are known for their sensitivity and their intimacy, which is exactly why a Cancer should try a French Gamay. It’s a fairly sensitive red wine that should be drunk within a year or two of its release, and is best enjoyed with a significant other or friend.
LEO (July 23rd - August 22nd)
Bold. Social. Courageous. A Leo should go big or go home with a glass of Chardonnay. For fans of the full-bodied flavor and the buttery richness that this wine is famous for, stick to the oaked variety. If a Leo prefers a wine that doesn’t taste so heavy, try an unoaked Chardonnay instead.
VIRGO (August 23rd - September 22nd)
There’s only one wine that matches the perfectionism and intellectual traits associated with a Virgo, and that’s Champagne. This Zodiac sign is thorough, articulate, and detail-oriented when it comes to their tasks at hand — and producing Champagne is no easy task.
LIBRA (September 23rd - October 22nd)
Libras are one of the most balanced of the Zodiac signs, and they embrace harmony and compromise. A Pinot Noir is the perfect pairing for the Libra that appreciates a smooth life filled with solid relationships, compromise in disagreements, and big-picture daydreaming. Pinot Noir is an elegant and light red that’s not too heavy, making it just right for this Zodiac sign.
SCORPIO (October 23rd - November 21st)
Everyone knows that Scorpio in their life — bold, passionate, and extremely loyal to those they’re close to. Few wines can stand up to the personality of a Scorpio, but a full-bodied Zinfandel can do the trick. These wines are produced in smaller, higher quality batches compared to other wines. And just like a Scorpio, they have a LOT of personality.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22nd - December 21st)
A Sagittarius has an adventurous spirit, high standards, and is one of the friendliest signs in the Zodiac. They are always thinking about what’s next, open to learning new skills, and accepting of change. So what wine works for such a versatile, go-getter sign? Prosecco. This wine is fun and delicious and it’s a perfect cocktail mixer. No wine is better suited for a Sagittarius.
CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 19th)
Capricorn is a Zodiac workhorse that’s motivated by career ambitions and personal achievements. They thrive with goal setting and a structured environment to achieve those goals, which is exactly why a classic Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect pairing for Capricorn. They embrace leadership positions, and hold themselves and others to very high standards … just like most of us do when we open a bottle of Cab.
AQUARIUS (January 20th - February 18th)
Aquarius is one of the most innovative and lively signs in the Zodiac, and they are unafraid to break the rules every now and again, especially if it aligns with their goals. Enter: Lambrusco. This sparkling red wine is the perfect accompaniment to a Zodiac sign that isn’t afraid to try something new. Try the dry variety, secco Lambrusco, or semisecco for a little more sugar. Just avoid a cheap Lambrusco, unless you want your wine to taste like grape soda.
PISCES (February 19th - March 20th)The last sign in the Zodiac is our emotional and highly spiritual friend, Pisces. They are creative people fueled by their kindness and compassion towards others. A Petite Sirah is perfect to get their creativity flowing! It’s a big wine that is known for its deep flavors of dark fruits and chocolate. These wines tend to have a lot of tannins and acidity, but are beloved for their rich flavor.
Erin Hooker is a writer with experience creating wine, food, and interior design content. She began contributing to Graham + Fisk’s blog in 2021.