How to Be the Main Character of Your Wine Experience

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Some call it main character energy. We call it good wine vibes. Everyone’s story is different – whether you’re just getting into wine or you’re a seasoned sipper. No matter your point of origin, here’s how to be the main character of your wine experience and weave wine into the beautiful life you’ve created for yourself.

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What Does It Mean to Be The Main Character?

If you’ve ever seen a group of friends enjoy a bottle of wine and perfectly paired charcuterie board at the park, you know what we’re talking about. It’s that wide-eyed look of admiration you get when you flawlessly pronounce a wine your date has never heard of at a fancy restaurant.

Honestly, being confident in your wine game is all it takes to master main character syndrome. A main character embraces the unknown and isn’t afraid to learn, try and grow in their wine journey. It could be as simple as learning how to pronounce ‘terroir’ or as complex as passing your WSET exam.

Being the main character means stepping into your own and getting lost in the life you’ve created for yourself. At the end of the day, you’re the only person who can romanticize your life. So pour yourself a glass of our beloved Main Character and start writing your story. After all, what you drink says a lot about who you are.

Bright Cellars Main Character Merlot

Introducing Main Character Merlot 2018

Nothing short of a head-turner, you’ll know when our Main Character Merlot walks in the room. Ripe and fruit-forward, this California red refuses to settle for a supporting role. The notes of cherry and plum are unmistakable, rounded out by oaked vanilla and clove. You’ll notice a long, satisfying finish and silky tannins that are smooth to the tongue.

How to Be The Main Character of Your Wine Experience

1. Learn what you like.

The wine world is vast – there are endless wines to try of different variety, style, and appellation. The more you try, the more you know. That’s the beauty of Bright Cellars – you receive a box full of new wines every month, and they’re not likely to be wines you’ve tried before.

2. Say ‘yes’ to wine opportunities.

Tastings, travel, vineyards, education – don’t let wine opportunities pass you by. After all, the best way to learn about wine is to drink it, and being in the company of other wine lovers is sure to skyrocket your wine knowledge.

3. Enjoy wine with others.

It’s no secret, wine is better when you’re enjoying it in good company. People truly make the experience, so call up that friend you’ve been meaning to catch up with and propose a visit to your local wine bar. Host your friends for an at-home tasting, or incorporate new wines into family dinner.

4. Pair your wine with food for a heightened experience.

“A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.” We couldn’t have said it better than the fancy, 18th century French gastronome Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. (There are more wine quotes where that came from.)

It’s true – once you’ve experienced the magic of food and wine paired together, there’s no going back. Make every meal main-character-worthy by selecting the right wine based on its flavor profile. Not sure where to start? We can help.

5. Get the right glassware.

While there is technically a right glass for every wine, we recommend finding wine glasses that excite you and reflect your personality. Perhaps a flat bottomed glass makes you feel you should have your own reality TV show, or stemless makes you feel inspired. Displaying a decanter on your bar cart might be the perfect reminder to aerate your wine and get the most out of your wine sipping experience. Sometimes it just takes the right glass in hand to feel like the star of every show.

Start Your Wine Story

The best way to begin your wine journey is to become a Bright Cellars member. Not sure where to start? Simply take our quick,7-question quiz, and we’ll match you with the right wines for your taste palate.

As you rate your wines, your recommendations will only get better. And the best part? You can adjust your membership whenever you like – pause, cancel, or change your frequency as needed. Plus, if you don’t absolutely love a bottle of wine, we’ll replace it in your next box for free.

In Vino Finito

Now that you know how to be the main character, what will you do next? Let us know in the comments, and let’s keep the inspiration (and wine) flowing.

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