Wine and Music Pairings
Essence: Serious form rooted in established Western tradition instead of popular trends; goes back millennia; includes pioneers tweaking tradition with new interpretations
Listen: Ludwig Van Beethoven, Igor Stravinsky, Richard Wagner, John Cage, Michael Nyman
The Wine Style
Essence: No wine embodies “classic” as much as Bordeaux. The region from which many winemakers take their cues, these wines represent the pinnacle of greatness and tradition, imbued with smoky, woody aromas, and, in young age, overtures of deep fruit perfectly balanced with leather flavors.
Drink: Château Lagrange 2011 Saint-Julien
Uncork some Bordeaux to the tune of soaring strings: