The Best Wines to Drink when Celebrating Your Poker Game Victory

Posted on: December 26, 2018

Just like food, drinks have their own occasions too. Sometimes, you call your friends for a beer night when your favorite football team gets into the finals or a whiskey night when you want to watch golf with your business partners. But what do you get when you just won a whopping $10,000 dollars on a poker game? What else? Wine! Here in Capitol Casino, we’ve readied the celebration for you as we give you the top five wine choices of our poker victors:

1. White Zinfandel
Do you like everything pink? Then, look no farther as we give you the Sutter Home White Zinfandel. White Zinfandel, more popularly known as the White Zin is a dry to sweet, rose pink-colored wine that is made from the Zinfandel wine grape. Zinfandel grapes often produce a strong tasting wine mostly described as bold and spicy red wine. People often thought that White Zinfandel is a grape variety, however it is actually a method of processing the Zinfandel grapes. For a bubbly celebration of a poker victory, this drink has just the right amount of fun and spirit to boost the mood.

2. Cooks Champagne
For the more conservative and classic celebrators, the Cooks Champagne can do the trick. Champagne has become a favorite drink for the royalties in the 17th century because of its sparkle and color. Because of this popularity, wine makers made an effort to associate their products with nobility and royalty through advertising and packaging, which appealed to the emerging middle class. Champagne is sparkling wine for the rest of the world but not for those who live in the European Union. In the EU countries, a champagne can only be called champagne if it has met the various requirements of the law. One of this is that the product has to be produced in the Champagne region of France. They also have rules on fermentation like secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to create carbonation. There are also specific vineyard practices and sourcing of grapes exclusively from specific parcels in the champagne appellation and particular pressing regimes unique to the area. So if you want to celebrate like a royalty, grab a bottle of champagne and be merry.

3. Toasted Head Chardonnay
For players who are not yet wine drinkers, starting off with a Chardonnay is a good way to go around your wine choices. Chardonnay is a grape variety with green skin that used in the production of white wine. The Chardonnay grape itself is neutral, which makes it a good blending component to the other wines. Because of its versatility, it is vinified in many various styles, ranging from the lean crisply wines of Chablis, France to New World wines that carry oak and tropical fruit flavors. Chardonnay wine is known for its medium to light body with flavors leaning towards green plum, apple, and pear. It also comes in the flavors of citrus, peach, and melon depending where it is made. Starting you wine journey with a Chardonnay will guarantee a good voyage toward discovering the best tasting wines out there.

4. Back House Merlot
Now, this is the drink for the King of the table. Poker champions celebrate winnings with a Merlot in hand. Merlot is a great introductory wine for non-red wine drinkers but it is a great companion for your meals with red meat. That is why it was tagged as the drink of the king because royalties drink it alongside their dinner. This wine is popular for its softness, a tinge of ripe fruit, and a smell of elegance. Its potent flavors were discovered in the 1700s as a mix to the Bordeaux wine, but people in California thought it is fit for Merlot to have its own bottle. True enough, Americans loved it. If you are bringing home the $50,000 pot on the table, a drink may be too little. How about a steak in a nice restaurant with good wine? A dinner fit for the king of the poker tournament.

5. Queen of Hearts Cabernet
Is there a more fitting drink than this wine? Celebrating your game victories is just as fun with the Queen of Hearts Cabernet. A victorious evening in Sacramento California will not be complete without a bottle of this good wine. This wine proves that not all accidents are bad. Cabernet was discovered when a red Cabernet Franc grape plant and a white Sauvignon Blanc grape plant were crossbred accidentally. Their fruit is now the variety being used to create the magnificent Cabernet. If you feel you are the luckiest poker player of the evening then there is no reason why you should not get the Queen of Hearts and share it with your friends at Capitol Casino.

So there you have it. This is our list of the top most tasting wines here in Capitol Casino. We hope we can help you celebrate in style with fun and adventure in mind. With rooms for novice to professionals, this is the place to celebrate both big and small wins in class. Try our wine selection and see just how much your victories will taste sweeter.