Wine + Food + Stars
Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever. – Aristophanes
Wining and dining’s always on my mind, and while I was reading this month’s issue of Food and Wine magazine, I came across an interesting article about a Zodiac party. The hosts who prepared this party went out of their way to create a well-thought-out Spring menu to celebrate the energy of the Aries sign. Astrologer Shelley von Strunckel and wine connoisseur Tom Harrow, both of whom were featured guests at the dinner, created this fun astrological dining guide.
Von Strunckel maintains that one’s astrological sign “can influence…tastes in wine and food.”
I’m a Leo. According to this chart, I’m “proud [and love] opulence,” I love “strong-flavored dishes like rich curries,” and I love “classic well-aged Bordeaux.” Well, 2 outta 3 should count for something. I am proud and opulent, and I do love curry. Although this chart managed to pick a wine region I’ve actually been to (three cheers for beautiful Bordeaux and its lovely people!), I can’t say I seek out well aged Bordeaux. But I’ll take that as a cue to do some “homework” at the wine shop; maybe the stars know my palate better than I do, and maybe Bordeaux is a long-lost lover…
How spot-on in this chart for you?