The Bachelor Picks the Best Wine for Your Date

The newly engaged reality star talks about what to drink on a first date, a blind date, and on a date disaster

In the wake of Monday night's 3-hour season finale of The Bachelor, many viewers were left with questions, about both the show and the rumors circulating the tabloids. Maybe were unsure of bachelor Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson's status, but there is one thing that we do know for sure: Flajnik is a winemaker. 

As partner and co-owner of Sonoma, Calif.'s Envolve Winery, it's safe to say that Flajnik is pretty knowledgable on the subject, as well as the subject of dating. The reality star has recently paired his favorite bottles with a few dating scenarios for Food & Wine, choosing wines that are essential for the good, the bad, and the nonexistent dates. 

On the first date, Flajnik recommends Benziger Signaterra, a pinot noir. He claims "Women love pinot." Newsflash Ben: women also love a pint of beer, too, every now and again. 

A citrus-fused sauvignon blanc makes for a great cheap date — says a night of bowling or a picnic in the park? Flajnik recommends Patianna, saying, "Good price and quality. And it’s organic, too."

He goes on to list his go-to's for a blind date, an Envolve rosé, and  for a horrible date, a Seghesio zinfandel. For the guy that's dateless on Saturday night? Try a Bear Republic Pale Ale, which is "great for sports on TV with my partners in the winery," he says. 

 

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