Pairing the most famous red wine grape with our infamous Bachelor.

I don’t know Nick but hope he finds love.

Thanks VinoCollective for the great shot

When you REALLY want to pair the wine with the location, but the producers choose FINLAND.

Apparently, there is such a thing as Finnish Wine made from “cloudberries”.

Sure Finland, sure.

Standard Finnish wine-making practices.

Pairing episode 9 with a Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River, Australia.

The home to refined, boutique dry red wines in Australia.

We’re so very close to the end and with only 2 (..3 HOUR?!) episodes left, I’ve decided to bring out the crowd-pleasers. Everyone loves a good Cabernet — and it’s essentially the variety that put Margaret River on the map.

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most planted wine grape in the world (~720,000 acres) — Wine Folly

Reason 1: There’s more to Australian red wines then just Shiraz, and there’s more to Nick than just the Bachelor…

Most people think of Shiraz when Australian wine comes up, but Margaret River has produced some the finest Cabernet Sauvingon over the past 40 years and is a worthy challenger.

And, just when you thought Nick could not be anymore of a reality star, he surprises no one by joining ‘Dancing with the Stars’. I will not be pairing anything with DWTS, ever.

Bonus: Australian Shiraz is the Syrah grape. Yes, it’s the exact same varietal but the Aussies just call it Shiraz. Good onya! Now you know.

Reason 2: You need one thing to survive 90 minutes of ‘The Women Tell All’… Cabernet-like, thick skins.

The contestant claws and criticisms are going to come out. Will Jasmine teach Rachel self-defense moves for the Bachelorette? Will the Backstreet Boys perform an encore?

Cabernet Sauvignon’s small berries will be able to withstand all of this because of their thick skins. The skins also impart deep color and tannin structure making it perfect for aging in the cellar.

Blackcurrant should be the most noticeable flavor you taste, but you can also pick up red fruit, tobacco, bacon, and spice. Yum.

Whether you plan on having a hearty, Finnish winter dinner or just need a glass to throw, Cabernet Sauvignon will definitely not let you down.

That’s all for now — Cheers and happy Bachelor-ing!

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Brett Wise is a marketer of beer, wine & spirits brands and soon to be a major fan of The Bachelor. Connect on Twitter or Instagram for more wine and adventure pairings.