Were down to 8 girls, and our Bachelor winemaker is slowly drinking his way through the season. From a wine-loving perspective, Courtneys definitely the frontrunner to be paired with Ben. Shes almost always drinking wine, and with a schemer like Courtney you have to think thats an intentional move to make her look like shed be a good wine wife. Shes even drinking in her solo interviews! Masterful.
As long as she doesnt get more into the grape than the guy, shell go far in the contest and is already one of the two girls Ben has a real connection with (most overused word on the show). Anyway, Courtneys a great grapefriend, so in her honor were rolling out her finest quotes along with the perfect wines to accompany them!
Quote: When Im around him I blossom.
Drink: Wine that opens up = Cabernet
Cabs a great example of a wine that can really change once you swirl it around you aerate it and bring out its bouquet. On first sniff you might just get a little blackberry, but once its exposed to air for a while itll open up and you can smell some cedar, eucalyptus, maybe even some chocolate. Same goes for dating you want someone who brings out your good qualities and wholl learn youll learn more about over time. As we learned with Rachel, you dont wanna be the girl who doesnt get a rose because you couldnt open up.
Quote: Im gonna turn this group date into a one-on-one date.
Drink: Wine thats been manipulated = California Chardonnay
Chardonnay from California is often aged in new oak barrels (some winemakers even add oak chips into the barrels), giving it a really buttery taste and hiding the most of the flavor of the fruit. Like oak, Courtneys a master manipulator. Both with Ben (being all its so hard to watch you with other girls to get the rose in private) and with the girls self-esteem (pre-rose ceremony she was overtly lounging there in front of the fire with her rose laid across her lap). Genius tactics.
Quote: I want to verbally assault her.
Drink: Wine with bite = Sauvignon Blanc
Courtney finds out that Emily disses her to Ben and starts getting all Mob Wives about it. The girls constantly complain about how mean Courtney is, but sometimes a zinger here or there can be refreshing (especially when youre watching The Bachelor - someones gotta keep it interesting). Sauvignon Blanc has a lot of acidity, and would be the perfect glass to have in hand while reaming someone out. Im surprised Courtneys usually drinking red and not grabbing the SB.
Quote: Im a nice person. Dont f*ck with me.
Drink: Two-faced wine = Riesling
This wine has the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. But the key word is balance you dont want someone too sweet (I hope Kacie B. doesnt start to get like this since shes been all sugar so far) and you dont want a total bitch either. Courtneys got to just start blending her actions together.
Quote: I want to rip her head off.
Drink: Wine with muscle = Syrah
Syrah makes a bold, intense (and yummy) wine. Its often added to Pinot Noir to lend some backbone and color. And if youre gonna stand up to girls like Emily who trashtalk you to Ben, youre gonna need backbone.
Quote: I was just there two months ago. This was Courtneys less than enthusiastic response when Ben very happily announced theyre going to Vieques.
Drink: Water. Youre a buzzkill.
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