Music and Wine: September 2019

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 will gather a playlist of newly released songs and pair them with wines that hit all the right notes. Listen on Spotify now 1. religion (u can lay your hands on me) – Shura There are certain songs that make you throw your hands up and dance around your room, and the first track off Shura’s second album is one of them. A pop song with a smooth groove and light instruments, it makes you feel as if you’re floating with your head in the clouds. This floating sensation mirrors the headspace one enters when thinking or daydreaming about the person they love. Because of its dreamy sound and weightless feel, we think you should pour a glass of light Rosé , call the one you daydream about, and dance around your room. 2. I Want You Around – Snoh Aalegra Following her 2017 album “Feels”, Snoh Aalegra is back with the appropriately titled, “-Ugh, those feels again”. Feelings and the complications they cause are present throughout this 14 track R&B album. “I Want You Around” portrays the connecting quality most feel in new relationships, all you want is to be in the presence of this person, yet you want to keep these feelings to yourself for now. We think you should grab a bottle of 2010 Bordeaux because like a new relationship, it’s great at the beginning and only develops more over time. 3. Highwomen – The Highwomen “The Highwomen” is the latest hit country collaboration consisting of four well-known, women country stars: Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris, and Natalie Hemby. This group of powerhouse stars created a collaboration that focuses on female stories and showcasing various voices of women throughout history. From the Salem Witch Trials to the Nicaraguan revolution, the title track off the album covers a large span of history and aspiring women. We recommend a Douro blend made by a woman winemaker, maybe from Wine & Soul winemaker, Sandra Tavares. 4. Pink – Two Feet Almost a year since his last album release, Two Feet is back and released two new singles “Intro” and “Pink” which indicates that Two Feet could be releasing a whole new project in the near future. While “Intro” sounds like the beginning of a horror movie with hints of robot sounds and zero vocals, “Pink” combines Two Feet’s vocals with his distinctive guitar led sound. A common element among Two Feet’s work, you find yourself waiting for the song to build and a guitar drop to take the song to its climax, and “Pink” is no different. A vibey and steady song up until the guitar takes the song to new heights, it reminds us of a song that an angsty teenager would blast at full volume. But in the best way possible. We think you should grab some Scotch (legal drinking age only, sorry angsty teens) and vibe out. 5. Showoff – Black Violin The classical/hip-hop duo known as Black Violin recently announced their latest forthcoming album, and with it an exceptional single titled "Showoff". While only one of Black Violin’s tracks has hit over one million streams on Spotify, Kev Marcus (violin) and Wil B. (viola) have been touring tirelessly and with great success for years all over the United States, including a collaboration with Alicia Keys. In "Showoff", they showcase their exceptional ability to seamlessly blend classical and hip-hop in an exhilarating and tantalizingly beautiful track that will have you hooked from beginning to end — even for the most skeptic of classical purists or hip-hop sticklers. Such an exciting piece of music deserves an exciting bottle, and we’d suggest a Napa Valley Zinfandel. While Napa may be dominated by powerful Cabs, Zinfandel can be very dynamic and rewards its open-minded drinkers with incredible versatility. 6. Hey, I’m Just Like You – Tegan and Sara The identical, Canadian pop duo is back but with a throwback? On their upcoming album, Tegan and Sara are revisiting a songs they originally wrote while in high school. Instead of the tumultuous high school love story one would expect from long lost teen songs, “Hey, I’m Just Like You” showcases the comfort you feel when you are seen by another person and the security that comes with the insecurity of neither of you knowing what you’re doing. We think you should reminisce on your high school experience while listening to this song and sipping a glass of Cabernet Franc , a familiar grape variety the same way their teenage memories are memorable. 7. Sanremo – Mika While the song, title, and even tune of Mika’s "Sanremo" suggest a love poem to the picturesque Italian Riviera city of Sanremo, Italy, the deeper meaning is just that — deeper. In true Mika fashion, he deftly fashions his angsty childhood memories of growing up gay and struggling with self-image and sexuality into a suave and infectious tune that transports you to those mediterranean beaches. As a toast to his ability in creating something which means so much more than what’s on the surface, we believe a Colli Tortonesi Timorasso , with its own incredible backstory from near-extinction to exciting revival is a perfect pick. 8. Doin' Time - Lana Del Rey Stay with us for a minute: "Summertime" by George Gershwin has seen its fair share of samplings and covers, including a flute cover by Herbie Mann. The popular ’90s reggae/ska band Sublime would take both Gershwin’s original version and a sampling of Mann’s flute cover to create "Doin’ Time", released in 1997. Now, Lana Del Rey has made her own cover of Sublime’s cover. While the backstory may sound a little complicated, Lana’s own sublime voice lends perfectly to the smooth vibes of the tune, a true match made in heaven. We think this fun match calls for a California Nebbiolo - albeit a little more controversial than Lana/Sublime/Gershwin, but an interesting pairing nonetheless. Listen to last month's playlist here .

Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rosé 2018

Tempier is a conduit of dancing imagery - deep sensory notes. It’s what I’ve opened when I need stimulation. Every year it’s a joy. 2018 has the round viscosity and herbal components with added citrus - grapefruit and blood orange. — 3 months ago

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Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

@Neil Valenzuela it’s one of the world’s greats. You need every vintage 😀
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This is perhaps my favorite Rosé. Try sitting on a bottle for 2-3 years and see how much more they deliver. 👍
Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

@David T it’s one of mine too. I have another 2018 for saving 😜

Pearl Morissette

Cuvée Métis Niagara Peninsula Cabernet Franc 2016

red fruit, slight floral notes, not very herbaceous, light weight in the mouth but with prominent drying tannins, very interesting Canadian wine — 6 months ago

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Domaine de Chevalier

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Ruby centre and a quite narrow rim just bordering on garnet. Large tears. Blackberry , blackcurrant, cocoa , coffee and spice . Very nice and inviting on the nose . In the mouth there is a round black fruit core , cocoa, tobacco and mineral notes . Large tannin , but fine and also ripe . Balancing acidity , long finish. Too young really though just about drinking, it is a user friendly wine , but will without a doubt improve over the long term . — 8 months ago

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Brown Estate

Napa Valley Zinfandel 2016

I absolutely loved this wine. Definitely one of my favorite Zins. I had it with Babyback ribs and it was fantastic! — a year ago

Idlewild

Fox Hill Vineyard Nebbiolo 2012

Pedro Rusk
9.4

Very nice job Sam! Worth putting a few away in the cellar for safe keeping — 5 years ago

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Chris Hogan

Chris Hogan

Sam- Did you make enough of this so that it will be in your next release?
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Chris- Yep release coming next week.

Wine & Soul

Quinta da Manoella Vinhas Velhas Douro Red Blend 2012

Fabien Lainé
9.5

A solid wine originating from a field blend, more than 25 grape varieties, a vineyard of more than 100 years old inherited by Jorge Borges Serodio - still so young but already as in previous vintages displaying a tremendous potential - combining elegance and character from the old vines, great length 😏 some fine art once more - thanks Sandra Tavares — 5 years ago

The Balvenie Distillery

DoubleWood Aged 12 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Caramel color. Vanilla, cardamom, ginger, mint, dried cherries, dried grass, and nice integrated tannins. Long finish. — 4 years ago

Vigneti Massa

Derthona Colli Tortonesi Timorasso 2013

Lovely and fresh. Petroleum notes, lemon, oily in trxture with great minerality, acidity and balance. Lovely stuff. — a year ago

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