Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Music and Wine

So over the last few weeks I have been informally (in no scientific way at all) asking people, when the are drinking a glass of wine, what music do they have on in the background?

Some of the responses have been from the expected to the OMG really?

What I did learn is that the music and the wine often went together.

Here are a couple of examples:
  • Lighter white wines generally went with bubbly happy music. One of my coleagues drinks Pinot Grigio and she said that she like to listen to music like Top 40 and yes I'm going to say it Katie Perry. (more on her later)
  • Another coleague said he basically lives off of big bold reds like Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvginion and listens to Classic Rock and heavy bass dubstep.
  • One of my tweeps also likes lighter reds drinks it with nastalogic 80's and 90's brit-pop.
Some of what you were probaly thinking about also held true. A nice warm red while listening to Jazz and blues, while a good white could go with fun happy music. Miles Davis and Meaghan Smith are some great examples of both old and new.

Here are some of my favourite tunes to go with wine that I would be drinking.
I hope you enjoy them.

What about you? What do you like to listen to when you are drinking your favourite glass of wine? Please share with me.

Enjoy a glass.

This is my fun red wine song.
Kimbra - Cameo Lover

My drinking white wine with friends song.
REM - Shiny Happy People

My big red wine song.
Radiohead - High and Dry

My I need some alone time with a glass of wine song.
Eagles - Desperado

Finally my sparkling wine song.
Yes I do like the song.
Kaite Perry - Last Friday Night

I need to include an honorable mention in here. This is an awesome duo that I always come back to ever since I first heard them online.
Pomplamoose doing La Vie en Rose by Edith Piaf.
Love it. 


  1. Ok you had me till Katie Perry LOL
    Fun post..I love to pair music with booze...we all have a good drinking song...

  2. I know. I had to add it because my kids love it and it's in a music cluster of hits.

  3. Hey Hey Hey, what's wrong with listening to the Perr-ster? I do. I love HER, luv luv. I'm a California Girl :) I like to drink obsure grapes with her. You'll appreciate this Matt - Seyval Blanc, Baco Noir....the ones that are misunderstood. Thanks Matt.....Cheers!!!!

  4. Hey Sandi,
    There isn't one thing wrong with Ms. Perry. Bubbly, fun and like you said misunderstood. I grew up in a conservative small rural town. Now live in the big city and would have to drag me out kicking and screaming.
    Just throw in a little Gamay Noir and we are good to go!

    I know misunderstood!


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