Awhile back, I was asked how I would pair my wines with music. So I thought long and hard about it… I tried not thinking about it, tried perusing the playlists, tried humming, tried racking my brain for rhythms, to no avail. I could not find any songs to go with any of my wines.
Stumped! I turned off the Jorge Ben and Cesária Évora that I normally have playing at The Blending Room and switched to a party playlist. That’s when the opening rhythms of this song penetrated my soul. The only natural pairing was our 2008 Kamari Cabernet Franc. A dark, thick, creamy, rich young wine with so many layers and so many places to go over its lifespan, just like the beginning pulsations of DeVotchKa’s How It Ends.
Finally, I’ve found our first music and wine match. Sit back and listen to the sounds with your eyes closed. The pulsations remind me exactly of how the 2008 Kamari Cabernet Franc sits on the palate of the mouth.
I love this song. It wraps my being in its full blown, bass driven pulses. To me, the same could be said of the Cabernet Franc. The only irony I find is within the lyrics. “You already know how *this* will end,” yet I cannot even imagine the ending.
This: the song, the wine… life?