#Winesday: Which wine should you pair with your favorite board game?

If there’s one thing the Bright Cellars crew loves (almost) as much as wine, its a little friendly competition. Take game night to the next level by pairing your favorite board game with its perfect wine match.

Quinte Royale Jack of Spades Vermentino

Monopoly 

Quinte Royale Jack of Spades Vermentino

The game of Monopoly requires intense patience and focus. You’ll be the jack-of-all-trades drinking this Jack of Spades. The zesty acidity in this crisp white will keep you on your toes (or wheelbarrow, thimble, top hat…) from the minute you pass Go. Plus, when someone inevitably flips the board in anger, you’ll have a nice glass of wine to chill out with.  

Obscura Petit Verdot

Clue 

Obscura Petit Verdot

Clue is all about engaging your sense of mystery, so it pairs best with wine that creates the same intriguing peculiarity. Is it fruity? Earthy? Floral? This vino is smooth, dark and obscure, much like Professor Plum in the Conservatory with the Candlestick.

Circa 33 Rosé

LIFE 

Circa 33 Rosé

The game of LIFE can get pretty complex. Enjoy the ride from beginning to end while sipping this simultaneously fruit-forward and floral vino. Whether you end up at Millionaire Estates or Countryside Acres, you’ll be looking at LIFE through rosé-colored glasses.

Forty Winks Moscato

Pictionary 

Forty Winks Moscato

Pictionary is a game-night classic that works for large parties and low-key Saturdays alike. The sweetness of this wine balanced by its moderate acidity and medium body makes it equally loved by all. Rumor has it, your drawings may even improve after each glass you enjoy.

Porta d'Oro Pinot Grigio

Scrabble 

Porta d’Oro Pinot Grigio

When playing a thought-provoking game like Scrabble, you’ll want a wine that doesn’t overcomplicate things. This light-bodied Pinot Grigio has hints of green apple, ripe pear, and a soft floral and honey finish. It’s like adding C-I-O-U-S to your opponent’s D-E-L-I for a D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S  triple word score of 36 points. Remember, you have wine, so you’re already winning.

Indulu Cabernet Sauvignon

Jumanji

Indulu Cabernet Sauvignon

Jumanji is a difficult game. Between avoiding rhino stampedes and monkey attacks, you still have to get to high ground to avoid being swept away by monsoons.  Luckily, this South African Cab bursting with juicy plum and sweet tobacco notes will surely release your inner wild child.  Trust us, if you find yourself trapped in the jungle for 26 years, waiting for someone to roll a five or eight, you’re going to appreciate having a nice wine.

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Our staff is full of winos with a passion for vino. With our amazing wine director at the helm, we’ve been schooled on all things wine. We came together to write this article, in hopes of spreading a little wine-ducation with you.

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