What Does Your Dog Breed Say About Your Wine Taste?

You know what goes better with wine than cheese? DOGS! And using the American Kennel Club as a guide, we've come up with a quiz that tells you what kind of wine you'd most like, based on your dog breed group preference. So what kind of booze hound are you? Let’s figure out what kind of vintage will get your tail wagging.
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It’s chow time! What’s on the menu when it comes to the entrée you’d order?
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How I spend my time in the great outdoors:
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Where are you spending your dream vacation?
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Woo hoo, it’s the weekend! Describe your ideal Saturday night plans:
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My idea of romance is…
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When I’m not working, you’ll find me spending my free time doing:
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I’d best describe my look as…
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You’re in the Sporting Group
Dog breeds include: Labrador Retriever, Irish Setter, English Cocker Spaniel
Character traits: well-mannered, follows the rules, obedient, active
Best-suited Wines: Classic choices - Merlots are go-to wines that will always win you over

Try these vintages:
  1. Hands Merlot Wine: A structured Merlot that the maker says is balanced in style and soft, approachable, and food friendly! 
  2. Frei Brothers Reserve Dry Creek Valley: A balance of warm days and cool nights in the Dry Creek Valley; refined structure, body and complexity.
You’re in the Non-Sporting Group
Dog breeds include: English Bulldog, Boston Terrier, Shiba Inu
Character traits: Study, reliable, low-maintenance
Best-suited Wines: Bold, heavier bouquet, musky oaks Cabernet Sauvignon, known for smoky bell pepper/mown grass notes. Deep, red and reliable. 

Try these vintages:
 
  1. Clos du Bois Sonoma Reserve: Full-bodied and always consistent with taste and contentment.
  2. Ironside Cabernet Sauvignon: Sturdy notes, pure aromas and a ‘mouthful of mighty Cabernet.’ 
You’re in the Toy Group
Dog breeds include: Chihuahua, Pug, Shih Tzu
Character traits: expect finer things in life, high-maintenance, Frufru 
Best-suited Wines: Rose, Champagne (no-fizz = no-good)

Try these vintages:
  1. Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato: THE drink for ladies who lunch; sweet & juicy with explosive aromas and flavors. 
  2. NV ONEHOPE Brut Champagne: If the sparkly bottle doesn’t win you over, this champagne’s aromas of fresh green apple and nectarine will. 
You’re in the Hound Group
Dog breeds include: Beagle, Basset Hound, Irish Wolfhound
Character traits: Diligent, graceful, highly trained, hardy
Best-suited Wines: Because you're a wine connoisseur, you sniff your nose at any glass that's not the best.

Try these vintages:
  1. Baglio Ramoine: An exotic, powerful and elegant wine from the Pianetto region of Italy.
  2. 1970 Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port: The most prestigious of the Portugal ports.
You’re in the Working Group
Dog breeds include: Newfoundland, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky
Character traits: strong, great stamina, versatile, introverted
Best-suited Wines: Go with a Shiraz, a well-balanced and earth-toned red.

Try these vintages:  
  1. The Big Kahuna Shiraz: Hearty, spicy with intense flavor and a good bang for the buck! 
  2. Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz: An Average Joe’s classic red that goes great with a good steak.
You’re in the Terrier Group
Dog breeds include: Airedale Terrier, Border Terrier, West Highland Terrier 
Character traits: Extroverts, rugged, high energy, flexible
Best-suited Wines: Amusing bouquet, roses, zinfandels, pinot

Try these vintages:
  1. Miranda Lambert Electric Pink White Zinfandel: Tough-as-nails, a fun-loving and an attention grabbing wine! 
  2. Macchia ‘Mischievous’ Zinfandel: Because when you get mischievous, things tend to get a little naughty! 
You’re in the Herding Group
Dog breeds include: German Shepherd, Border Collie, Australian Shepherd 
Character traits: Tireless, protective, loyal
Best-suited Wines:: Table Wines that demand to be drunk with good company 

Try these vintages:
  1. Love My Goat: This is one goat you’ll love to herd - subtle fruit yields to a soft smooth finish.
  2. Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards Sweet Rodeo Red: Giddy up, lil’ doggies - a festive and romantic sweet red wine that pairs perfectly with cowboy cuisine.