Mozart with your Mosel?
Author: Guest Blogger
The team here are obviously committed to enhancing the wine drinking experience in any way possible, so it was with plenty of gusto that six musical volunteers agreed to create their perfect playlists to accompany some of our favourite Wine Club wines.
Following on from research suggesting that music can enhance the taste of a wine, we rounded up Masters of Wine, Marketing Execs and The Chairman himself and asked them to sample a selection of wines and decide the perfect tune to listen to for each.
The results are interesting – who’d have thought that Alun Griffiths MW would choose a bit of Fleetwood Mac to accompany his New World Cabernet? Or that manly Jonathan White would have a guilty penchant for Girls Aloud with his fruity Italian reds? The fact that Simon Staples digs a bit of Stevie Wonder didn’t surprise anyone…
We’ve also got our Wine Club members involved, giving them each five download tracks on 7Digital.com to see if they can do any better than our in-house music lovers. But what about you? Do you have a penchant for Pink Floyd and Pinot? Maybe a little Vivaldi with your Viognier? Let us know what you’d drink with your favourite wines – there might even be a prize in it too…
guys I love it! If your members need any inspiration I have some ideas on bottledj blog at http://www.steveshanahan.ca/wine-blog
Any suggestions please.
What music to listen to will drinking Pouilly Fume and
It’s hard to say, as it’s obviously a matter of personal taste. However, a quick poll in Berrys’ office has revealed that a popular choice for the crunchy, minerally Pouilly-Fumé is something like Nina Simone, with her gravelly voice, or Dusty Springfield’s Spooky. As for the Pouilly-Fuissé, it was suggested that Brit Awards winner Florence and The Machine’s ‘The Gift’ would be an uplifting, rich choice.
Whatever you chose, I hope you enjoy the combination!
Thank you Emily for your reply. Tonight we will try
the Pouilly-Fume with Nina Simone and possibly
Dusty Spingfield’s Spooky but that might mean we will
have to drink two bottles.
Tomorrow being another day we will try the Pouilly-Fuisse whilst listening to your suggestion Florence and
the Machine’s ‘The Gift’ Can’t wait!
By he way we drank your ‘Crianza’ about eight years ago when we lived in Cheshire and couldn’t get enough of it. It was recommended to us by the Guardian Wine Expert who wrote that in his opinion was on a par with a very good Burgundy. This turned out to be true sadly your stocks ran out. Have you any recollection of this?
Our account was in the name of T J Devany Mottram St Andrew Cheshire.
Thank you again for your suggestions. Perhaps you could suggest seasonal bottles (red and white) with seasonal musical combinations.
Great Idea wine and music.
Hi Penny – perhaps this will be similar to the wine you enjoyed before:
Enjoy your wine and music evening!