According to the Chinese Zodiac, the year that you’re born has a lot to do with the type of person you’ll become. And those unique traits determined by your birth year are not only relatable to you, they’re also relatable to specific wines. So here is your ideal wine, based on your Chinese Zodiac sign.

Year of the Rat

Year of the ratAs a rat you are quick witted and incredibly versatile, just like Malbec. While born in France, Malbec found its true home in Argentina, showing off its versatility and its ability to surprise and delight, just like you.

Year of the Ox

oxOxes are known for their perseverance in the face of long suffering, and Riesling in America has experienced the same. While celebrated in Germany, it has long been overlooked in the U.S. by consumers who assume it’s too sweet, but every year it continues to persevere and prove people wrong.

Get the latest in beer, wine, and cocktail culture sent straight to your inbox.

Year of the Tiger

Year of the TigerYou’re known for your leadership and confidence, similar to the great wines of Bordeaux. These famous reds have been leading the way in the wine world for decades, and their confidence in their product sure isn’t waning.

Year of the Rabbit

rabbitFriendly and modest, you’re there when you’re needed, and you don’t ask for much in return, just like Pinot Grigio. It’s a white wine that’s easy to enjoy, but doesn’t feel the need to be showy about it.

Year of the Dragon

dragonDragons are eccentric and imaginative, traits that are shared by orange wine, a white wine that’s made using the same technique normally used to make red. Orange wine’s eccentricities take some getting used to, but if you’re willing to try them, you’ll fall in love with how interesting and imaginative they can be.

Year of the Snake

snakeYou’re intelligent and organized, able to juggle multiple things at the same time, much the same way Châteauneuf-du-Pape juggles the 13 different grape varieties that are allowed to be used in the wine’s blend. That’s a lot of grapes to keep track of!

Year of the Horse

horseHorses are ambitious and strong, just like Zinfandel, a big red wine that has always been known as the true king of California. Often times Zinfandel can be a bit too powerful, with a higher alcohol content than one would like, but when tamed, it’s one of the best wines around.

Year of the Goat

goatElegant and tasteful, goats share a lot in common with luscious and beautiful red burgundy. The holy grail of red wine, Burgundy makes a strong statement when in the glass. Those who drink it simply give off an air of class and sophistication, just like the goat.


monkeyKnown for your naughty characteristics, you don’t follow the rules, and neither do the makers of Super Tuscans. Since they’re rebellious in nature when it come to producing wine, Super Tuscans break all the rules. But as monkeys know, sometimes you have to break the rules to get the best results.

Year of the Rooster

roosterNot only are you the first one up every morning, you’re also courageous, confident and just a bit flamboyant. Some might even say you’re bubbly, which makes you the perfect match for effervescent Champagne. No one ignores this glass of wine, just like no one could ever ignore you.

Year of the Dog

dogYou are loyal, diligent and adaptable, just like one of America’s favorite red wines, Merlot. A grape that grows well almost all over the world, Merlot rarely lets you down, especially when you need it the most.

Year of the Pig

pigThe pig is sociable and optimistic; you might even say that for the pig, everything’s coming up rosé, which is what makes this wine the perfect pairing for these sociable creatures.