The Language of Cocktails

Want to cool things off or set off fireworks? The Boarding House owner and Master Sommelier Alpana Singh decodes what your beverage choice says about you- and what it says to your mate.

Want to cool things off or set off fireworks? The Boarding House owner and Master Sommelier Alpana Singh decodes what your beverage choice says about you–and what it says to your mate.

Scarpetta Pinot Grigio, Italy: You know what you like and like what you know. You prefer stability and are not as likely to take the road less traveled.

Jason Stephens Cabernet Sauvignon, California: You are a born leader with a strong personality. You have classic tastes and an old soul who prefers the finer things in life.

Logan Pinot Noir, Monterey: You are very nurturing, extremely sentimental and protective of your home environment. You tend to prefer quaint and intimate restaurants or dinner parties at home.

Complices Sauvignon Blanc, Loire Valley:  You are neat, efficient and often to the point. Your vibrant personality attracts many acquaintances but few of them will make it to your true inner circle.

La Posta Malbec, Argentina: You are young at heart and the life of the party. You're likely to carry a list of the newest and hottest restaurants to try and are on a first name basis with the movers and shakers in town.

The drink to set a date’s heart alight: Champagne or anything sparkling. Bubbles let your date know you're in the mood for romance and love, and that they are the twinkle of your eye. Try Raventos Cava from Spain.

The drink to say, “Let’s keep things cool”: Local craft beer such as Revolution. This is what you drink with your buddies and signals we're on a friends-only basis. Keeping it local and artisanal means you still care about them and the good stuff.

The hottest scene for singles: RPM is one of the sexiest restaurants in Chicago with a stunning looking crowd to match. Put on your glitziest and most glam outfit and get ready to meet the next Mr. or Ms. Right Now. 

The place to present that block of ice, er, propose: Pick up a picnic basket from Pastoral and do the deed under Cloud Gate at Millennium Park. Day or night, it's one of the most marvelous spots in the city. You can't help but fall in love and say YES! 

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RPM's Dining Room (©Anjali Pinto)