Music and Wine: May 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. Honey In the Summer – PUBLIC Summer is around the corner, and it’s time to start curating that perfect summer playlist filled to the brim with lighthearted, danceable tunes that bring a smile to your face. PUBLIC, a Cincinnati pop trio, is providing us with the windows down, music blasting, driving fast down the highway vibes that exude summer fun. The song covers the topic of seeing couples all over social media but actually finding yourself single. Instead of this being a negative narrative, PUBLIC hypes us singles up and creates a song centered around grabbing your keys and favorite CD and making the most of your own company. Chill a bottle of honey filled Alsace Riesling to sip on once you return home. 2. Like You’ll Never See Me Again – Jacob Banks Jacob Banks’ latest release, a cover of an Alicia Keys original, will all at once have you open mouthed at the sound of his seemingly effortless powerful voice, swaying your head to the lovely piano notes, and your chest will tighten a bit with the relevance of the subject matter. While the lyrics have always been emotionally charged with a hint of sadness hanging off every word, they are taken to a new level with Banks’ slowed pacing and stripped back sounds compared to Keys’ original. Additionally, releasing this cover during a time where social distancing defines the new normal and people are separated from loved ones, the messaging becomes that much more powerful. Turn up the volume, grab a glass of smooth Sonoma Zinfandel , and remember to call your loved ones. 3. What Kinda Music – Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes Drums, add some more drums, and then add, that’s right, more drums. “What Kinda Music” finds itself as the title track of the latest collaboration between guitarist and singer Tom Misch and drummer Yussef Dayes. Both artists hold jazz backgrounds that come in to play throughout their record; however, you don’t know what exactly you’re going to hear until you’ve listened to the entire album. If you think the track is leading towards one sound or genre, don’t be shocked if it ends up changing direction and going the complete opposite way. You enter this particular track on what seems to be random notes and drum beats, and then you’ll jump onto a beat drop with vocals thrown into the mix. The song ends with eerie strings appearing out of nowhere. Overall, this collaboration between Misch and Dayes offers organic sound that will definitely take you on a journey. Where will you end up? That’s up to you, but make sure you take a bottle of Mendoza Malbec along for the ride. 4. L.O.V.(e). – Ella Eyre Five years since her debut EP was released, UK pop star, Ella Eyre is reemerging with new singles and giving us a peek behind the curtain at her upcoming sophomore album. Contrasting the largely popular, slow jam “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off” that focuses on Eyre’s vocals, “L.O.V.(e)” will have you dancing around your living room on a Wednesday acting like you’re out on the town on a Saturday night. You'll be snapping to the beat and singing all about how you’re ready to get back out there and find love again. Sip on a glass of Sparkling Gamay and dance till the sun comes up. 5. Almost Maybes – Jordan Davis Another summer bop coming your way! Nashville country singer, Jordan Davis will release his self-titled EP on May 22. As a teaser, Davis gave fans a taste with the first track off the album, “Almost Maybes”. This song raises a glass to those relationships that ended after a few dates, never got off the ground, and those you just never heard from again. Davis sings, “Here's to the almost, so close / It's over out of the blues / Here's to the hey I think we need to talk / And the it ain't me it's you.” This easygoing country song personifies a simple shrug of the shoulders. Instead of looking back at failed relationships with bitterness or resentment, this song glances back with an “eh, oh well” attitude. Davis acknowledges that everything happens for a reason, and he wouldn’t be sitting next to the one who did work out if he hadn’t experienced all those “almost maybes”. Embrace this positive attitude and pop a bottle of Paso Robles Rosé 6. Man – JoJo Leave and get out if you think JoJo peaked when she released her hit songs at 13 years old. Don’t get us wrong, “Leave (Get Out)” will forever be included on the throwback playlists; however, now 29 year old JoJo recently released an album that showcases her growth with the same powerhouse vocals she showed the world at such a young age. “Man” offers a simple and smooth groove with lyrics centered on growing into who you are and looking for a partner that will love you like you can love yourself. From telling a boy to leave cause it’s the end of the relationship to singing about how she won’t settle for anything less than a man, JoJo continues to give us self-empowerment jams. Sit back, relax, press play on JoJo’s new album, and make your favorite tequila cocktail. Listen to last month’s playlist here .

Clase Azul

Reposado Tequila

Made from blue agave. Had it for quite some time, but last night was a nice evening to open. Great taste, nice smooth spicy, bit of sweetness.
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Clos Ste. Hune Alsace Riesling 1999

Medium gold color, heavy like oil in the glass. Crazy nose. Tropical at first. Notes of apricot, petrol, pineapple, gravel and some blood orange. Rich and sweet with some additional honeysuckle in the mouth. Over the night the sweetness gave way to deeper fruit and the structure/acidity powered up. Improved every hour. Special juice. — 4 years ago

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Very nice.
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Damn @Mike Saviage you drink the exceptional shizz on the daily
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Alan Weinberg

love CSH but usually drink the FE for 90% of the pop at 25% the price. Great note. You drink well

Seghesio Family Vineyards

Sonoma County Zinfandel 2018

Mild purple to ruby in color, smooth with strong spices, soft berries, plum, high alcohol, medium high tannin, dry, low acidity — 4 years ago

Bodega Catena Zapata

Estiba Reservads Uxmal en Agrelo Malbec 1997

Hand carried this back from Argentina nearly 20 years ago. Before kids and at the beginning of my wine journey. Always wanted to open it on some special life occasion. This pandemic and being thankful for all the good times enjoying wine with friends and family seemed like a good time. It was tremendous. — 4 years ago

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Daou Vineyards

Paso Robles Grenache Rosé 2019

Delicious rose from Paso Robles. This is by far the best rose outside of Provence I have ever had. And to prove a point, my daughters absolutely love it too. — 4 years ago

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Patrick Bottex

"La Cueille" Bugey-Cerdon Sparkling Gamay Poulsard

Light option to accompany with desert. Lingonberry and cherry, crisp, nice with a fruit-based desert. — 4 years ago