April 20, 2018

Haven’t Found your Soulmate? Don’t Worry. {Partner}

This is a post written in collaboration with Bright Cellars—an Elephant Mindful Partner. We’re honored to work with mindful companies like Bright Cellars—dedicated to helping wine lovers find their groove in a fun, mindful way. ~ Ed.


I don’t know about you, but my favorite kind of soulmate is a wine soulmate.

You know, those wines that are just right for your taste buds? The ones you could happily enjoy over and over again?

A quiet glass in the evening after a long day. A social glass with friends at a weekend barbeque. A romantic glass by the fire with another type of soulmate…There are so many ways to enjoy wine.

But, sadly, I’ve met a lot of bottles that weren’t meant to be. And it’s a shame to waste a good-hearted vino just because it might not be the right match for you, which is pretty much the smart-thinking, wine-loving folks at Bright Cellars‘ reason for doing what they do.

They put their MIT grad heads together to make it easier than ever to find your wine soulmates (and yes, there are so many more than one out there to meet).

The wine quiz they came up with uses an algorithm to pair you to your ideal wine match. Actually, four of your ideal wine matches, to be more precise.

take the quiz to see your top four wine matches


It takes all of two minutes to complete, and it’s fun too. The first question they asked me was about my chocolate preferences, and the rest of the seven-question quiz was just as easy and enjoyable to answer. It was actually one of my favorite parts of the whole process.

Once I finished the quiz, I was pleasantly surprised by my four wine matches. They managed to pick out two of my all-time favorite wines and also paired me up with two additional wines I thought would taste amazing. (When they show your matches, they also provide a short blurb about tasting notes for each wine.)

Since the quiz paired me pretty accurately with two wines I already love, I figured I might as well buy a shipment and try the other two. And now I’m hooked on it. I love the company and their wines.

take the quiz to see your top four wine matches

There’s no better feeling than coming home to a Bright Cellars package on your doorstep.

Each month, I get four new bottles of quality wine sourced from all over the world. I can log in to my profile on their website and rate the wines I receive, which means I always get wines in my next shipment that I’ll enjoy. Each wine I rate enhances the wine profile that’s already created.

If I ever need to skip a month, I simply email their wine concierge team (who are always happy and helpful) and they’ve got me covered. I don’t even have to log in.

If you’re reading this and thinking that it’s about time you met your wine soulmates, go ahead and take their quiz. It’s completely free and well worth it.

If you do decide you want to try a shipment, be sure to follow this 50% discount link.

I promise you won’t regret it.

In fact, I’ve got a hot date with a glass of La Cueca Cabernet Sauvignon tonight!


take the quiz to see your top four wine matches


Relephant reads:

One Simple Way to Keep Your Glass Half-Full.

How I Found the Balance Between Green Juice & Wine.



Editor: Khara-Jade Warren




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Khara-Jade Warren May 25, 2018 9:37am

Hey Mark, this article and the title is light-hearted. And we're pretty transparent about the fact that this is a sponsored post, meaning paid for. These are the folks who make Elephant possible for you. Thanks for reading and caring. Tally ho!

Mark LaPorta May 18, 2018 2:37pm

Finding out that my soulmate is a bottle of selected wine was quite the revelation. I'm either spiritually delusional, or an alcoholic. When I wrote on Elephant Love: Loneliness, Dating & Relationships that this was counterproductive, I was anonymously asked to be constructive. Criticism -- even the inimical -- is your friend. The MEDIUM is the MESSAGE, and don't get high, mighty and defensive for an occasional mis-step, Elephant Journal. It's unbecoming. SPONSORING and advertising are not the same thing. And yes, I DO subscribe. Lastly, women are being given a LOT OF confounding and demeaning advicew as to how to run their love-lives, missing entire dimensions by people who have agendas. CAREFUL what you ask for. But keep plugging away. Regards to Waylon.

Khara-Jade Warren May 18, 2018 1:46pm

Great comment and attitude, Cristina. Mwuah!

Cristina Loayza May 16, 2018 8:50pm

I found it fun! surprising as I did not have any specific ideas of what i was going to read. Thanks for this moment in time.

Gaynor Morgan May 6, 2018 11:35pm

Khara-Jade Warren thank you for using small words to explain marketing and advertising to me. I have been checking out the elephant blog to see if this is a community I want to belong to - and based on your comment (and the commment below) my feedback is you need to go back to comms school and learn how to reply to critism.

Khara-Jade Warren May 6, 2018 7:43pm

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Bright Cellars

Bright Cellars is the monthly wine club that matches you with wine that you’ll love, based on your unique preferences. Start by taking their short, easy wine quiz and don’t forget your 50% discount. Cheers!