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grammy records – they’re just like wine!

It’s Grammy Day! If you’re having a viewing party or even just hanging at home I’m sure you want to know what wine to pair with the Record of the Year you’re rooting for. So here ya go!

firework

Nothing says fireworks more than sparkling wine of course. But for a California Girl like Katy, we can’t go Champagne. Something like Mumm Napa Brut Prestige bursts to mind. It’s mostly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but mixes in 2% Pinot Meunier and 1% of yummy Pinot Gris.

rolling in the deep

Adele’s voice is amazing, and I used to love this song before I heard it approximately 8,347 times in less than a year. Still, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve an award and a wine to match it. Gotta be something deep of course, and I think some inky Petite Sirah would be perfect.

grenade

Some New World wines are called fruit bombs. Basically this means you overwhelmingly taste the grapes over any other aspect – earth, minerality, etc. You usually just don’t get as much complexity, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing if you like fruit, fruit, fruit! California grapes often ripen like crazy, and therefore make fruit bomb wines. Just depends what you’re looking for.

the cave

I used to not be into this song, now I LOVE it. It’s very exciting as it builds up to that end part with all the horns and ebullient singing.Similarly, I love a wine that with every sip tastes a little different, a little more complex, a little more fantastic. Bordeaux often does this – you can taste different layers as you keep sipping, all crescendoing to a big awesome finish.

holocene

This song’s interesting. It’s pretty quiet, and the lyrics are very enigmatic and hard to pinpoint exactly what they all mean. But overall, they reference the idea that there’s a vast timeline happening and we’re just a small point on it – insignificant in and of ourselves, but connected and part of the whole thing. This is sort of like wine, too. One bottle means nothing really, but in context of how it can represent the weather of a particular vintage or the evolving style of a winery that’s been around for a long time it or what taste a winemaker is trying to achieve then gives it a place in the greater experience of what wine is all about and why so many people get so passionate about making it, and drinking it.

Overall a great crop this year – enjoy!

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