You've heard of pairing wine with food, but what about men? Check out your go-to-guy to see which wine might take your fancy:

  • Mr Adventure: Lambrusco
If you're a sucker for any guy who tells you that he 'took a gap year to backpack around Europe then you probably have a taste for the adventurous.
To match your thirst for the new and unusual you  need a wine with personality and spark, like Lambrusco. It's a chilled red that has a hint of froth and a bit of fizz (yes, a chilled, sparkling red wine). Oh, and it's not overly sweet, so it won't diminish your street cred.
  • The Bookish Guy: Malbec
Your perfect man loves books, deep debates and chilling out in front of a crackling fire? Then a nice red Malbec is your wine match. It's easy to drink and goes down smoothly.
  • The Flannel-Clad Hipster: Pinot Noir
Tattoos, flannel and robust beards characterise these guys, all of which pair well with he cola and caramel-tinged Pinot Noir. It's not fussy and has a good dose of sexiness going for it.
  • The Outgoing guy: Chardonnay
If loquacious and outgoing guys who flourish and parties and charm everyone they meet rank highest on your list, the Chardonnay is your wine. Complex yet easygoing, this white wine gets along with everybody.
  • The Shy, Sensitive Type: Rosé
You're a hopeless romantic and like your guys shy and quiet with their heart on their sleeve? 
Rosé  should be your wine of choice. It's a tad toe-eyed with a surprising amount of depth (depending on the brand).

  • The Boy Next Door: Pinot Grigio

What's not to love about the reliable, boyish types (ugh, don't we all wish we could be so practical?). If this guy gets your hear racing, then a no-nonsense Pinot Grigio is right up your alley. This complementary white wine never disappoints, pairs well with almost any meal and has a light somewhat casual nature.

  • The Strong, Silent Type: Cabernet Sauvignon

A complex and stoic man pairs nicely with a complex and (somewhat) stoic wine: the Cabernet Sauvignon. While many mistake this red wine for being a 'standard choice' it's actually anything buy that. Underneath the Cab Sav's unassuming exterior is quite a bit of depth.Plus, it pairs well with a good home-cooked steak, which your strong, silent type probably makes exceptionally well.

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