Who said it couldn’t be done! Hey, if I could pair wine and running together (here), I can certainly pair music and wine.. and so can you! It’s all about the mood the music and the wine puts you in. Here are some great tune and wine pairings that can get you in the mood for just about any season and occasion! Leave a comment if you have other favorites!
Led Zepplin – I Can’t Quit You Baby PAIRED WITH Cabernet Sauvignon
A deep blues-y song with a deep pensive wine
RECO: Clos Du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Sonoma County
Van Morrison – Moondance Album PAIRED WITH Chardonnay, Merlot
An easy drinking wine to match carefree songs that entice you to get up and dance under the moonlight!!
RECO: J Vineyards Chardonnay; Jacuzzi Merlot Rossi Di Sette Fratelli
James Taylor – Mexico PAIRED WITH Rose
JT gives you that summer vibe so why not pair it with a lovely and summery rose! Gets you in that heart of summer mood in the middle of July!
RECO: Swanson Vineyards Rosato, Napa Valley
Toto – Africa PAIRED WITH Sauvignon Blanc
An uplifting song full of brightness to be matched with a zesty, crisp, and bright white wine!
RECO: 2010 Neil Ellis “Sincerely” Sauvignon Blanc
Frank Sinatra PAIRED WITH Barolo
Barolo and Sinatra sound like the perfect match together, don’t they! Classy, elegant, and GOOD! The ‘King Of Wines” meets the “King of Big Band/Jazz”
RECO: Terre di Bo Barolo 2007
Whitney Houston – I Wanna to Dance With Somebody PAIRED WITH Shiraz
Gimme some spice and dancing with this pairing! Woohoo!
RECO: Xavier Flouret Waroo Shiraz 2009, Western Australia
Bruce Springsteen – The River PAIRED WITH Pinot Noir
A heavy yet soothing song (everything with The Boss’ voice is soothing) with an extremely smooth Pinot Noir. Perfection!
RECO: De Loach Pinot Noir 2007, Single Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain
And for a more modern spin…
Katy Perry – Last Friday Night PAIRED WITH Rioja
A bit of Katy’s sugar with a bit of Rioja’s spice makes for a perfect pair! You feel a sudden spunk to your step when pairing these!
RECO: Cortijo Rioja Rosado 2010
I mean the list could go on!
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