Feb 13, 2024
Forget cheesy pickup lines, this Valentine's Day, let the magic of wine do the flirting! Because there is reason to believe that wine does, in fact, make you more flirty.
A well-chosen bottle, pulled from your dream cellar, can be a great beginning for igniting romance. Here's how:
Sniff & Swoon:
Turns out, a whiff of the right wine can be an effective way to ignite romance. Studies show good smells are paramount to attraction. Women are often pulled to mysterious, earthy aromas found in Italian wines like Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Sangiovese. Men? They often gravitate to sweet stuff like caramel, vanilla, and spice, found in the nose of Champagne, Ports, and Syrahs.
The Booze Boost:
A few sips will head straight to your hypothalamus (the brain's primitive headquarters for desire, hunger, and so much more). Suddenly, you're feeling confident, with inhibitions melting, opening up your coquettish ways. Plus, Italian researchers suggest red wine might even give your sex drive a little nudge (thanks, Italy!).
But Hold On:
Don't grab a bottle that’s been sitting on top of the fridge for a month. A bad vino can kill the mood just as fast as over imbibing. Make sure your chosen elixir is stored right and tastes in its prime.
The Grand Finale:
So, does wine actually make you flirty? In moderation, probably, but don't overthink it. Just uncork a great bottle, share it with someone special, and let the conversation flow naturally.