So, you’re settled in with your glass of wine, and maybe a book, and then you notice how quiet- too quiet- it is in your home. Your wine music is missing! Maybe you haven’t discovered your wine music yet, but don’t worry; here is a solid start at building a wine drinking playlist.
I like to start with something easy and beautiful, like the sound of Josh Groban’s melodious voice. Sometimes I’ll just cycle through all the Josh Groban cds I own and call it a night. Pairs well with lightly oaked Chardonnay or a delicate Pinot Noir.
Sometimes, though, you’ll need something a little more substantial for your wine. For those of you with a big Syrah or Cab, I will point you to Carl Orff’s masterpiece Carmina Burana. If you’ve never listened to the entire hour-long stunner of a performance, grab yourself a bottle of wine and get listening! You’ve probably heard the first movement, in every dramatic action/adventure movie ever, but the piece is full of surprisingly beautiful movements.
Every so often, after a glass or two, I find myself watching videos of college a capella groups. This is for any type of wine, anytime, anywhere. Start with U of O’s On the Rocks and the oldie-but-goodie Straight No Chaser. Go from there.
This is just the wine-fueled musical evenings envisioned by a former choir nerd. What sort of music do you like to listen to with a good glass (or bottle) of wine?