I was reading today how one could describe a wine almost as they would describe a song. This led me to think further how the wines I drink differ per occasion or mood as does the music I listen to. I have compiled a list of a few genres of music and the wine pairings I believe would be most harmonious.
Indie – Muscadet
A strange, unique and under-rated wine that is favored by most common Indie listeners “hipsters”. Muscadet is not a wine that is talked about frequently but the unusual characteristics will resonate with you after drinking as will most Indie music.
Country –Port wine or fruit wines
Sweet port (almost resembles whiskey as times) pairs perfectly with all the sweetness coming from the south: the food, people and of course country music. I had to add fruit wine because who doesn’t remember the song “Strawberry Wine” by Deana Carter.
Blues – Cabernet Sauvignon
While listening to the blues I want to drink something with soul! The tastes and aromas of tobacco, dark fruit and vanilla that is embodied in Cab Sav seems to meets in match with the silky voices of many blue artists.
Pop – Sparkling Wine or Champagne
Bubbly wine will pair best with bubbly music. Nothing seems more fitting to drink while your bopping your head and singing into your empty pink sparkling Chandon bottle as you get ready for your night.
Classic Rock– Shiraz or Zinfindel
I don’t know what has more leather the wine or the rockers. Whether it be music or the wine that is rough around the edges, Shiraz and Zin are bold and loud enough to stand up to rock music.
Classical– Bordeaux or Chianti
Nothing gets more classic than these two wines. If Antonio Vivaldi or Louis Vierne could be bottled as a wine – these would be it. These wines are as romantic and enchanting as classical music.
Hip Hop & Rap – Moscato
Honestly this normally wouldn’t be my first thought to pair Moscato with Hip Hop, however recently the sweet, fizzy, afforable wine has made appearances in many rap songs such as Drakes lyric, “It’s a celebration — clap clap bravo. Lobster and shrimp and a glass of moscato.”& “This right here is my new Lambo/ Yellow on black with the yellow for Deonto/ Pull up with a yellow bone sippin on Moscato …” by Soulja Boy feat. Gucci Mane.
Happy drinking & listening! Cheers!