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EXPLORE YOUR TASTE

VINOZA created the 4 Gemstones™ concept, making it easy for you to choose the wines which fit best to your taste

This test will take you through the keys to finding your wine preference. It will help you identify wines that you will like time after time. It can also help you find wines for your friends, colleagues, and many others. This quiz works like any other multiple-choice query except that each answer has a number of points associated with it. Your total score will place you in one of four categories: Topaz, Jade, Sapphire or Ruby. Each category has its own set of characteristics.

  • JADE

    Fresh and crisp aromas and flavors.

  • TOPAZ

    Elegant and delicate aromas and flavours of ripe delicious fruit.

  • SAPPHIRE

    Rich, full-bodied and powerful aromas and flavors.

  • RUBY

    Hints of spice and herb aromas and flavours with more density.

Our 4 Gemstones™ concept

If you think of the green Jade, you think about fresh new greens and flowers, crisp air, and bright light. The people of the Jade category prefer wines that are fresh, bright, crisp and delicate.

If you read some of the following statements, you will probably find some of them to be true for you.

  • I don’t drink coffee or black tea (it is too bitter) or I take coffee, but generally I like it sweet and light
  • I don’t like bitter chocolate
  • I generally don’t like my food spicy
  • I prefer fresh snacks such as fruit or carrots or celery sticks

If you are the Jade type, you are the opposite of Sapphire, who generally prefers full-bodied, robust, tannic, powerful wines.

RIESLING

SAUVIGNON BLANC

PINOT GRIGIO

ALBARINO

GRÜNER VELTINER

VINOZA Jade glasses

ANYTHING ROSÉ

BEAUJOLAIS

MARSANNE/ROUSANNE

BARBERA

PINOT NOIR

Some Examples

Yellow reminds of the sun and warmth. Sun and warmth reminds of fruits that you don’t see for the rest of the year, like berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries), stone fruits (cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums) and tropical fruits (pineapple, guava). Those of the Topaz category prefer wines that are obvious in their ripe fruit character.

Your answers in the quiz generated a score in between Jade and Ruby. You prefer wines which are a bit fruitier and richer than Jade, but not as rich or tannic as Ruby.
These are some statements that may correspond to your quiz answers:

  • I take some cream and sugar in my coffee or tea
  • I like milk chocolate
  • I like my food mild to medium spicy
  • I snack on something light like a piece of fruit

If you are a Topaz, you don’t necessarily look for the crisp touch that Jade crave, and some wines that Ruby (and definitely Sapphire types) prefer can be too bitter or astringent* for Topaz type taste.

*astringency is the dry mouthfeel caused by tannins.

SOAVE

CHENIN BLANC / STEEN

TORRONTES

VIOGNIER

DOLCETTO

VINOZA Tobaz glasses

BONARDA

MONASTRELL

NERO D’AVOLA

CABERNET FRANC

MERLOT

Some Examples

Ruby types usually prefer meals with a hint of spice and generally prefer wines that are not too delicate, not too fruity or jammy, yet not too strong either.
These are some statements which correspond to your quiz answers:

  • I drink coffee or tea with little milk, generally no sugar
  • I like both milk chocolate and dark chocolate, but generally I prefer semisweet chocolate – but that wasn’t an option!!
  • I definitely prefer medium spice and only occasionally more spicy
  • I prefer savory snacks

Ruby wines can take you back to another time and place. It might happen, when you drink a Chianti Classico (Ruby wine), that you can feel the Tuscan sun on your face and that you can smell herbs like oregano in the air. Wines of the Ruby category might have an aromatic element of dried herbs and sometimes a savory meaty flavor.

PRIMITIVO / ZINFANDEL

GARNACHA / GRENACHE

SYRAH / SHIRAZ

PINOTAGE

SANGIOVESE

VINOZA Ruby glasses

TEMPRANILLO

CARMENERE

PINOT GRIS

GEWÜRZTRAMINER

CHARDONNAY

Some Examples

If you are the Sapphire type, you can handle and prefer a higher level of bitterness and alcohol than the other categories.
These statements may correspond to your quiz answers:

  • I take my coffee black, no sugar, no milk
  • I love spicy food (the hotter the better)
  • I like any dark chocolate. It’s not bitter to me!
  • Candy bars or chocolate are my favorite snacks

The palate of Sapphire is less delicate then those of other Gemstones. If you are the Sapphire type, you are likely a meat kind of person. One explanation might be that Sapphire type people have fewer taste receptors than the average person. This might explain why they need a wine that is intense in order to sense and appreciate it. If you are the Sapphire type, you are the opposite of Jade, who generally prefers wines which are fresh, bright, crisp and delicate.

ZINFANDEL

MERLOT

TOURIGA NACIONAL

AGLIANICO

AMARONE

VINOZA Sapphire glasses

PETITE SIRAH

MALBEC

NEBBIOLO

TANNAT

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Some Examples