In those blogs, I shared my favorite types of music for six types of wine:
- Cabernet Sauvignon — Classical
- Merlot — Mellow Rock
- Pinot Noir — Smooth Jazz
- Sauvignon Blanc — Bluegrass
- Chardonnay — Easy Listening
- Pinot Grigio — The Great American Songbook
After giving it a little more thought, I came up with a few more pairings:
- Riesling — Classic Rock
- Gewurztraminer — Big Band
- Gruner Veltliner — Disco (a la “Saturday Night Live”)
- Syrah — Blues
- Sangiovese — Reggae
- Zinfandel — Outlaw Country
There — my personal preferences for the genre of music I enjoy with various types of wine. Your tastes undoubtedly are entirely different… and that’s what makes the world go ’round. My hope is that you’ll simply give the idea of wine-and-music pairing some thought so that the next time you open a bottle of wine, you can enhance the experience.
By the way, there’s a grape grower and winemaker in Tuscany who is absolutely convinced that playing classical music in the vineyard makes for happier grapevines — and, by extension, better wines.
CBS News correspondent Seth Doane recently paid Giancarlo Cignozzi a visit, and you can view his report here.