Combining wine with music has nothing to do with musical genre or what you like. Wines have emotional modalities just like music does, so the game is to match those emotional resonances. Cabernets like dark, angry music like Beethoven’s Vth or the Doors. Petite Sirah has more fruit, so it likes profoundly striving, hopeful themes to BraveHeart and Star Wars. These make Cab Sauv taste terrible. Every genre has its share of all the emotional modes such as love, hate, sexy, joy, angry, pathos, or awe.
@ejrunion At first one is tempted to suggest any of the vacuous, pointless reds from the likes of YellowTail and Cupcake. Yet Pat Howe long ago suggested that if you listen carefully to Dom Perignon’s fine effervescence, you can detect the sound of deep space, the cosmic rays from the birth of the universe. Indeed, child’s mind can emerge from a sniff of WineSmith Crucible or The Lost Chord, as I’m sure veterans of the woot days can attest. What sweeter music can we bring?