Music and Wine: March 2020

Welcome to Delectable's column, Music and Wine! If you’re on the lookout for newly released music, grab your headphones. If you’re searching for a fresh bottle, grab your glass. And if you’re looking for the perfect wine to pair with that pop song you can't stop playing on repeat, then sit back, relax, and enjoy these Delectable tunes. Each month, we gather a playlist of newly released songs and pair them with wines that hit all the right notes. Listen on Spotify Now 1. Stupid Love – Lady Gaga Turn up the volume and grab your dancing shoes because we’re back in The Fame and ARTPOP era that started it all. After diving into more personal rock and country-esq tracks on Joanne and the emotional ballads paired with acting in A Star Is Born, it appears Lady Gaga is digging into her pop roots and preparing the world for the synth-pop dance album coming its way in early April. While the lyrics won’t hit you as hard and seem quite simple compared to “Million Reasons” or “Shallow”, “Stupid Love” is a carefree, upbeat, and fun song that you can easily dance along to while getting ready on a Friday night and will pump you up for the night ahead. Considering the bright pink album cover, Gaga’s outfit in the music video, and the fact that love is in the name, we think you should grab a Rosé Champagne and dance to your heart’s content. 2. Cut Me – Moses Sumney Aptly titled, Moses Sumney’s two part album, græ, takes the listeners on a journey through grayness. Sumney recently released thirteen of the twenty total songs; the rest set for our consumption in May. Whether it’s the lyrics themselves, the airy piano notes, or Sumney’s piercing falsetto contrasted with his lower range, you will find yourself wading through the intricacies of grayness along with Sumney track after track. “Cut Me” tackles the topic of finding motivation through pain and identity in endurance. He sings “If there's no pain (is) / There any progress / That's when I feel / The most alive / Endurance / Is the source of my pride.” We think you should listen, enjoy, and contemplate Sumney’s song with a wine that has some endurance of its own. Maybe an unoaked Chardonnay ? 3. Je disparais dans tes bras – Christine and the Queens French pop artist, Christine and the Queens recently released their alt-pop EP, La vita nuova. Influenced by Dante Alighieri’s Latin text of the same name, this EP explores love, loss, and pain in French, English, Spanish, and Italian. Certain songs off the EP such as “People, I’ve Been Sad” and “Nada” switch off between two languages. “Je disparais dans tes bras” can be found twice on the EP; one song sung in French and the other in the English translation. Chris sings about doubting the person who says they love you because in reality, they really only love what they cannot have. Whether you enjoy this song in French or English (we recommend listening to both and the entire EP), we think you should open a bottle of Burgundy Gamay with harmonious notes that match the harmonious use of the multiple languages throughout this EP. 4. The Steps – HAIM The fourth track released into the wild before their full album release in April, “The Steps” is a country, alternative, and pop influenced song brought to us by HAIM. With lyrics such as, “Every time I think that I've been takin' the steps / You end up mad at me for makin' a mess / I can't understand, why you don't understand me” and “And every day I wake up and I make money for myself /And though we share a bed, it don't mean that I need your help” the Haim sisters are raising a glass to those who feel misunderstood, while also calling out those who underestimate them. We think it’s best if you sit back, relax, and enjoy a sour beer while listening to this song. 5. Bittersweet – Lianne La Havas Listening to Lianne La Havas’ newest single after her half-decade hiatus embodies listening to the rain falling on a warm summer evening. As the song builds, the time between the lightning flashes and thunder claps becomes shorter and shorter making the emotion close enough to touch. Filled to the brim with feeling yet also embracing the calm, cool, collected acceptance of moving forward, this release from La Havas is perfectly titled. “Bittersweet” truly captures the essence of the oxymoron it was named after. We think you should pair this song with a glass of Chenin Blanc that reminds you of the rain. 6. Gaslighter – Dixie Chicks Talk about a hiatus, it’s been fourteen years since the Dixie Chicks graced us all with a release, but they’re back, baby. No strangers to anthems that make you want to yell the lyrics at the top of your lungs, “Gaslighter” is what we expect and need from the Dixie Chicks. Whether you’re yelling about politics, your ex-anything, or any situation worth yelling about, “Gaslighter” is the friend cheering you on. We think a glass of Sauvignon Blanc with hints of gas on the nose is the perfect beverage to cheers, welcome back the Dixie Chicks, and sing their songs loud for all to hear. Listen to last month’s playlist here .

A. Margaine

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Love this - it’s huge and red with big berry energy. It’s red wine with bubbles. ❤️ — 5 months ago

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The Rare Barrel

West of the MIssissippi Golden Sour Beer

The Rare Barrel and perennial colab. West of the Mississippi. Saison, limes, and greatness. I love these 2 breweries and this beer does not disappoint. The saison and funky Brett are awesome, then your palate is exploding with lime and tropical fruit. Finish is minutes long. I could smell this beer all night. — 5 months ago

Iron Horse Vineyards

Unoaked Chardonnay 2009

Fresh bright acidity up front soft round finish. Stellar balance and endurance for 09 Stay away if you like that Okey butter bs. Beautiful golden yellow and nose is phenomenal still so much life and ZIp to it, dances between sweet pineapple and Stoney, grassy nose. Just begs to be in your mouth as it waters. Balanced bright acidity moderate alcohol and stone fruit, w trademark Chardonnay roundness/soft mouthfeel . Yes it was a phenomenal vintage but this is A true testament to quality growing and production practices. Stellar fill line that has stood the test of time.Tasted at room temperature — 2 years ago

Château de Brézé

Clos David Saumur Blanc Chenin Blanc 2014

Wow... this was outstanding. A floral bouquet + honeycomb + chalk left out in the rain... And I haven’t even got to the tingly, acidic grace note yet. A wonderful complement to grilled halibut with lemon and asparagus. — 5 months ago

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Jean-Claude Lapalu

Cuvée de Fous Brouilly Gamay 2018

Jean Claude Lapalu is a magician. Like its other cuvées, this wine is a nectare of fruit. 100% gamay, "natural" wine without sulphites added (or very little) ... a complete, round, harmonious and homogeneous wine from one end to the other. Carbonic maceration bringing a lot of freshness and an explosion of fruit / flowers on the palate. A wonderful comtempory wine for those who like fruit and freshness. Endless finish, proof of the great mastery of the winemaker — 4 months ago

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Tegan Marriott

Tegan Marriott

Serious brouilly bro!
Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

Seriously fun yes 😁😁

Domaine Etienne Daulny

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Grapefruit on the nose. On the palate, it’s grapefruit and minerals and...it something that tastes like the smell of fresh pumped gas. Some will get that one. Flint maybe? Probably. Anyway, on this spring-like winter day, outside in Omaha, this hits the spot. Would be lovely with some grilled fish. Can’t wait for more of these days to come in 2020! — 4 months ago

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