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Milestone Pairings: Wine for Special Occasions

Young woman celebrating buying her first couch with her Cupcake Milestone Pairing

The traditional adulthood milestones your parents celebrated are out the door. For better or worse, marriage, homebuying, and babies are on the 10-year-plan – and not always in the near future. That said, there are many other joyous moments welcoming you to adulthood that are worth celebrating. These milestone pairings are definitely worth cheersing to:

Buying your first couch

At the top of the list of things no one told you when you were growing up is couches are expensive. You may have made it to adulthood when you’ve reached a place in life where you can actually afford to buy a couch of your own. No shade to the one you inherited from your parents or found on the side of the street, but buying your first couch, new or used, on your own is a huge deal! We recommend pairing this milestone with a white wine (because, you know, spills), like our Sauvignon Blanc. The notes of lemon and nectarine pair perfectly with binge watching your favorite shows from the comfort of your own home.

Pairs best with Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc 

Adopting a puppy

Parenthood might still be a ways off for you, but adopting an adorable fur baby could be on the horizon. Sorry not sorry for confirming this millennial cliché. Taking care of another being outside of yourself is a huge step. Getting up extra early to make sure your four-legged child is fed, walked, and cuddled before you head off to work is a big commitment. Coming home to those slobbery, loving, kisses at the end of the day makes every sacrifice worthwhile. These decadent moments are best accompanied by a glass of our decadent Cupcake Butterkissed Chardonnay.

Pairs best with Cupcake Butterkissed Chardonnay

Giving an exceptional Maid of Honor speech

Maybe you’re the person that has looked forward to giving a speech at your best friend’s wedding your entire life…, or maybe you’ve been dreading it since the moment they asked you. Either way, this once in a lifetime moment is worth cherishing. Whether you bring the crowd to tears with your personal heartfelt words, or have them in hysterics as you share hilarious stories from the past, this is a monumental adulthood milestone. Raise a glass of our Sparkling Rosé to toast to the bride and groom. Fingers crossed you catch the bouquet.

Pairs best with Cupcake Sparkling Rosé 

Going on an extraordinary first date

Raise your hand if you’ve had a series of comical, sometimes even questionable, first date experiences. However awkward those encounters may be, they make that moment you go on a truly exceptional date that much more rewarding. Even if they’re not your forever person, it’s that type-of first date that makes you believe in true love again. They take the time to plan out something thoughtful, and then ask you all the right questions, AND make you (really) laugh. Que fireworks. Love is in the air, and this milestone pairs perfectly with a glass Red Velvet.

Pairs best with Cupcake Red Velvet 

Getting that job promotion you so deserve

That moment when your long hours, killer ideas, and dedication finally pays off… Your boss gives you that well-deserved promotion you’ve been dreaming of, and everything feels worth it. Being recognized by execs and moving up the corporate ladder is incredibly validating and satisfying. You earned this! Invite your friends out to celebrate this milestone, because drinks are on you tonight. We highly recommend popping open a bottle of Prosecco while you order your new business cards.

Pairs best with Cupcake Prosecco 


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February 18, 2022
Cupcake Vineyards, Livermore, CA

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