“The best thing to pair with Tannat is neither a red meat entrée nor a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, though both of those work, as well. It’s Black Sabbath’s Master of Reality album; preferably on vinyl, not the digitally remastered version for your iTunes. From its purple and black exterior, one prepares for an eerily sensual aggression. The darkness lures you in. You feel the thumping waves all the way through your chest. And yet, there is this jazzy juiciness that makes your spirit dance.
I’m talking about the wine and the music here. If you’ve been sticking to just food and wine pairings, you’re missing out. And, if wine seems like the thing you have to enjoy with Mozart, you are also missing out. And, if you believe metalheads can’t enjoy wine, then I guess I should give up my career.”Read More