Album & Wine Pairing

Who does not like a good glass of wine after a long day? Who does not like to clear their mind and unwind with some of their favourite albums? What if I could show you the way to enjoy both in one sitting?

Well, I can!

Below are some of my favourite wines and some of my favourite albums that I would pair them with:

Pinot Noir

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Jake Bugg’s Hearts That Strain

Pinot Noir’s name comes from the French words for pine and black. This makes it only fitting for a dark and moody album. Something like Jake Bugg’s Hearts That Strain, would pair amazingly with a Pinot Noir.

The album is Bugg’s fourth studio album and in my opinion one of his best. It has everything from classic blues to savoury ballads. Though the entire album is amazing, my favourite track has to be “Bigger Lover”. His sound remains consistent, but in this specific song there is a definite Simon and Garfunkel undertone.

 

Pinot Grigio

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The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers

First things first, The Rolling Stones are the best band in existence. I had a hard time choosing an album for this post but Sticky Fingers has my all time favourite Stones song “Dead Flowers”.

Pinot Grigio on the other hand is the wine you drink when you are sitting in your backyard on a nice summer day listening to your favourite music and just feeling great. I guess what I am trying to say is this album and wine choice are just a feel good combination.

Not only does it have their best love song (“Wild Horses”) it also has some of their best songs of all time. From Jumpin’ Jack Flash to Midnight Rambler to Honky Tonk Women. The album is so versatile showing a wide range of all the Stones’ sounds. In my opinion, Pinot Grigio can go with pretty much anything, and same with Sticky Fingers.

Cabernet Sauvignon

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The Smith’s The Queen Is Dead

As dramatic as this sounds, both The Smiths album “The Queen is Dead” and a cabernet are great when you just feel moody. You just want to sit and listen to a great record that almost makes you feel that nostalgic kind of sad. One of my favourite songs of all time is on this record, “There is A Light That Never Goes Out”. This song just hits you with this simplicity that is just outstandingly beautiful.

Cabernet Sauvignon was the first red wine I drank. I feel like it is a lot of peoples first reds because of its simplicity. It doesn’t have any overpowering flavours and goes down extremely smoothly, similar to this album.

Malbec

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David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars

Full bodied album, full bodied wine. This album is so rich with some of Bowie’s best work so I HAD to pair it with one of my favourite wines, two classics deserve to be together.

Said to pair with “funky” tasting cheeses or fruits, Malbec is maybe the only wine I would pair with David Bowie’s music.  This album in particular, it is the beginning of Ziggy Stardust. Ziggy is an eccentric alter ego made up by Bowie himself, he is a major icon in the music industry.

The album itself was the beginning of Ziggy and is what lead to the Ziggy Stardust tour. It contains songs such as “Starman”, one of my personal favourites of Bowie’s collection. As well as Suffragette City, a song that was extremely controversial in its time. It was said to be about David Bowie’s sexuality.

I don’t know a better or BOLDER wine to pair The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars with other than a Malbec.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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