Guide To Picking a Wine for First Date Hookups

Choosing the right wine is crucial, because the type of wine you bring says a lot about the character of your first and last impression. If you are on a date, you can always pick up a bottle of wine from a local wine shop.

We’ve teamed up with Uberhorny, the casual dating service to suggest the wines recommend when you’re on a first date, and looking to set the mood right for casual hookups.

Here you can find out how to impress your date with a fun wine – with facts and figures. They are put together to make it easy for you, and here are some good tips on how to do it and how not to do it.

Types of Wine

When choosing a wine for a romantic date, the most important thing is to find a wine to enjoy. Choosing which wine to drink at dinner is probably much easier than choosing which wine to enjoy, but the battle between white and red wine will go on forever.

There are certain wines that go with certain dishes, and if you don’t like this type of wine in the first place, you probably won’t enjoy it. Dry wines are something of an acquired taste that you should keep in mind if you don’t drink wine very often at dinner.

Desert Wines

Think about a really full-bodied wine that can be heavy on the palate of your date, and think about dessert wines that are sweeter than your own. You also don’t want to buy a dessert wine that is sweet in itself, but you have to remember that if you want to be noble with your wine. 

If you choose champagne for date night or sparkling wine, you have plenty of choice with the wine you enjoy on your first date. A lot of the choice depends on how you enjoy the champagne. 

Pinot Grigio

Avoid Pinot Grigio, as many pinots and gris fall into the category of “too sweet” or “not at all sweet” for a first date.  Pinot Gris (also called Pinot Grigio) is fruity but light and perfect for picnics. If your first date is a picnic or a date night, you can always grab a bottle of Bellini or Cipriani.


Merlot is another red wine, and Moscato d’Asti is made from Muscat Blanc and is on the verge of a breakthrough in Italy.

White wines

Best aged are usually white wines, such as Chardonnay and Cabernets. Mosmato is an example of a white wine variety and is also available in the United States and other countries. 

When serving a white meat dish, try a German wine, a California wine, or a Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are produced in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and other parts of the world.

Pinot Noir

If you have a date that is vegetarian or meat-free, Oregon Pinot Noir is one of the best wines to pair with your first date night wine. It is hard to argue that a bottle of this wine, with its pearly rose scent, would not be a wise choice. Nebbiolo is the best bet for you – even outside of dates, because it is a great wine for vegetarians and vegans.

Final Thoughts

I hope you’ve enjoyed these tips on how to make a good choice when it comes to casual dating and try it with wine. Avoid spending time in the aisles of the liquor store when you spend more time with your significant other.