Here’s the thing - I love wine. And I love music. And often times, I like to enjoy them together. I also believe that the kind of wine we drink and music we listen to is heavily dependent on the mood or occasion. When I’m feeling lighthearted or celebratory, I probably want to be drinking a sparkling rose and listening to Mariah Carey, for example. If it’s storming outside and I’m feeling moody, I’m more likely to have a big, full-bodied rustic red and be listening to Interpol. You get the idea.
So this blog is about matching two of my favorite sensory indulgences together, because pairing wine goes beyond the technical complements of food. For me, wine and music are more visceral experiences.
For the record, I am not a professional music critic or a sommelier. I am, however, a big fan of music and work in the wine industry. As far as my tastes, I’m kind of all over the place. I don’t stick to one genre, region or style. Again, it largely comes down to mood. I am drawn towards distinctiveness and complexity. I love an aromatic, expressive wine and I crave a big personality in both the wine I drink and music I listen to.