A Drink for Every Mood

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One of the things I learned successful my vino acquisition studies (and, hey, I’m officially WSET-2 certified with favoritism present — woot!) was learning the basics of however to brace vino with food.

But, what astir pairing vino with mood?

I cognize for me, often I’ll prime a vessel of vino (or different beverage) based connected not conscionable what I’m eating, but besides however I’m feeling.

Here are a fewer amusive examples …

Sunshine and smiles? Rosè time.Celebratory vibes aft work? Give maine bubbles.Cold and rainy nighttime in? A large bold reddish to lukewarm up with.Easy breezy play lunch? Mocktail, please.

I devour and enactment retired intuitively and mindfully (asking myself and my assemblage what I truly privation and need), and I find that a akin attack to choosing vino and different drinks truly brings a batch of joyousness to my life.

And, I’m each astir choosing joyousness erstwhile I can!

If you privation to adhd a small beverage joyousness to your life, too, work connected for immoderate of my caller favourite portion and temper pairings!

Mood: Feeling fancy, but it’s a chilly weeknight and you don’t privation to permission the house.

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Pairing: Los Vascos Cromas Gran Reserve Carménère 2019

Bottle of the Los Vascos Cromas Gran Reserve Carménère 2019

Why we excavation this pairing: Carmenère is simply a big, bold grape that conscionable warms your soul. This bottle shows it disconnected beautifully, too. There’s blackberry, plum and achromatic cherry, positive hints of achromatic capsicum and herbaceous notes. The tannins are brushed and silky, with a beauteous acidity to equilibrium it all. Which, is nary astonishment due to the fact that Los Vascos wines are made with the aforesaid attraction arsenic Bordeaux Grand Crus and are from Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite). Yeah, fancy — but astatine astir $20 a bottle (disclosure: we’re an affiliate of Vivino), it won’t interruption the bank.

Mood: When your Truly loving friends travel implicit and you privation to present them to thing new.

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Pairing: Owl’s Brew Spiced Chai & Cranberry Boozy Tea

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Why we excavation this pairing: This amusive and festive portion is (in our opinion) not lone tastier than your accustomed hard seltzer, but it’s besides made with bully worldly similar freshly brewed beverage blends flavored with existent effect and botanicals. In flavors similar Spiced Chai & Cranberry, Darjeeling Tea & Hibiscus Flowers, and White Tea, Raspberry, & Lemon, they’re ne'er boring. We besides cheers to Owl’s Brew being gluten-free, vegan, and female-owned!

Mood: You privation to springiness back, but aren’t acceptable to spell to a fancy fundraiser with a ample assemblage conscionable yet.

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Pairing: A vessel from Humanity Wine Co.’s vino club

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Why we excavation this pairing: We precocious were sent a shipment from Humanity Wine Co., and it was not lone a large mode to donate to a bully cause, but it was besides a amusive mode to effort immoderate caller wines. You tin spot our afloat tasting acquisition and thoughts successful our Insta communicative here, but they sent america 4 tasty bottles from family-owned wineries and boutique vineyards. And, the champion part? The institution donates 50 percent of its nett gross backmost to the philanthropy, truthful with each enjoyable sip, you are giving backmost to these astonishing causes.

sipperparty

Oh, and if you’re looking for a amusive crippled to play while tasting immoderate of these wines, springiness SipperParty a try! It requires nary erstwhile vino cognition and allows anyone consenting to sip and complaint to play via an app, positive the supra goodies. Grab immoderate buds and effort it!

Mood: When you privation a fewer beers, but don’t privation to consciousness similar you conscionable had a fewer beers.

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Pairing: A tin (or two) of Bravus.

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What’s bully astir Bravus is that it’s not a beer alternate — it really is existent beer, conscionable with little than .5 percent ABV.  Using a proprietary brewing process, these sensation similar craft beer, but are vegan, dairy-free, low-cal, low-sugar, and gluten-reduced. Our fave was the IPA!

Mood: You privation to sip thing truly bully … but you’re astatine a tailgate.

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Pairing: Clean and chill NEFT

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Made with conscionable 2 ingredients (ancient, non-GMO rye grains farmed successful little Saxony and outpouring h2o from the Alps of Austria for those who are curious), NEFT is simply a premium sipping vodka that you tin instrumentality anyplace — and it stays cold! Packaged successful a portable and unbreakable tube that intimately resembles a tiny lipid drum, it keeps acold for hours.

Mood: You privation thing amusive to sip on, but you’re staying sober.

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Pairing: So. Many. Options!

Really bully and absorbing non-alcholic drinks utilized to beryllium fewer and acold between, but successful the past fewer years the sober-curious marketplace has cured that! We’ve precocious had a fig of mixers and drinks deed our bureau that are interesting, tasty, and wholly complex. Which we love!

non-alcoholic drinks

Curious Elixirs (disclosure: besides an affiliate due to the fact that we similar these truthful much) are booze-free cocktails infused with adaptogens and analyzable flavors without being excessively saccharine (hooray!). Created by world-class bartenders, herbalists and nutrient scientists with prime ingredients, each blend targets its ain goal, ranging from a pick-me-up to relaxation. In amusive foodie flavors similar Blood Orange Spritz Holy Basil + Gingseng and Juniper Cucumber Collins Lemon +Ashwagandha + Angelica, you won’t consciousness similar you’re missing the enactment astatine all.

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For vino drinkers, non-alcoholic Oddbird wine is similar thing we’ve had earlier (and successful a bully way). With the extremity of creating world-class, traditionally crafted wines, these wines are sourced from the finest vineyards successful France and Italy and are matured for up to 12 months earlier having intoxicant removed utilizing a unsocial method that preserves flavors. We recovered the Oddbird Low Intervention Organic White No. 1 — which is simply a earthy achromatic vino produced from the section grape varieties Vespaiola and Garganega — to beryllium a small saccharine with pear, chromatic crisp apple, honeycomb, and candied lemon, and the Oddbird Low Intervention Organic Red No. 1 — which is a natural reddish vino of Merlot and Pinot Noir — to person flavors of pome cinnamon, cranberry, and hardly ripe blackberry. By acold the astir absorbing NA wines we’ve had frankincense far!

mingle mocktails

For those looking for thing a small bubbly and sweet, you can’t spell incorrect with Mingle Mocktails. Crafted from earthy ingredients and escaped from chemic additives, you tin get festive flavors similar Cranberry Cosmo, Blackberry Hibiscus Bellini, Cucumber Melon Mojito, Moscow Mule and Blood Orange Elderflower Mimosa. Offered successful modular 750-ml bottles oregon 12-ounce cans, there’s a size for each occasion.

Some tasty options, right? Now each we request to cognize is: what’s YOUR mood? And what volition you brace it with? –Jenn

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