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Coffee and Wine – How They Go Together

Today is National Coffee Day which got us thinking: how does your choice in coffee affect your choice in wine? These beverages may seem unrelated, but they're not! Club W Wine Club Review even asks:

Coffee BeansHow do you like your coffee?

So what does your preference in coffee tell us about your preference in wine?

Coffee and Wine

If you like your coffee…

  • Strong & black – reach for a Cabernet Franc or other old world wines with high spices.
  • Mild but nothing in it – look for smooth, well-aged, low acidity wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay or a Malbec
  • With cream and/or sugar – grab a sweet wine such as a Moscato, Riesling or Rose. Cream or milk in your coffee means you probably don't like that tannin taste.
  • Frappuccino'ed – Chianti's from Tuscany will give you high tannins that match your taste.

Personally, I used to drink my coffee with cream & sugar (and I started drinking sweet wines at the time). Then I dropped the sugar, and now I french press my coffee. If I get coffee at a coffee shop, I typically go with a mild (or morning) blend. To go with my taste in coffee, my favorite wine (today) is a Malbec, so this theory works out for me.

What about you? How do you drink your coffee, and what type of wine do you prefer?

We will be happy to hear your thoughts

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