Saturday, November 14, 2009

Wine + Jazz = Heaven

Have you ever thought about matching the wine you're drinking with the music you're listening to? Probably not. This concept came up recently and it's worth consideration. The instigator sent a link to a cover of the captivating tune "Just Like Heaven" by The Cure. The chanteuse is Kat Edmonson. Her styling is unctuous and delicate at the same time.

If you're kicked back in an armchair listening to this what would you be sipping? Here are a couple of suggestions:

The Velvet Devil by Charles Smith...a smoothly wicked Washington State Merlot, rich black cherry and milk chocolate notes with a peppery finish.

Siduri Russian River Valley Pinot Noir...Blackberry jam and undertones of espresso. Rich and decadent...Pinot on steroids.

What's the point? Our senses include taste, smell, touch, sight, and sound. If you combine jazz and wine you get just about all of them. A sensory cornucopia.

Here's a review of Kat's album "Take to the Sky."
This makes sense. We pair food with wine unquestionably. Why wouldn't we pair our auditory senses as well?
Comments welcome.