By Joe Colgan
Let me start my foray into this new weekly CORKZILLA feature by clarifying that we don't intend to find nor preach the perfect wine/music combo. Such a concept, in my mind, doesn't and shouldn't exist. Over the past few years, a lot has been written about the subject, and it's a topic that we feel doesn't need to be too heady. There's two constants here at CORKZILLA...our love of fine wine and music. This feature is about offering our experiences or ideas about joining the two at the right moment/place/time..
Try them out. See if you agree/disagree. And please, send us your pairing ideas either in the comments section below or to our email address: corkzillasf [at] gmail.com.
I got to be honest with you, I'm thinking too much about this...too many ideas. But there seems no better way to start this week than to honor the great- Melvin- Sparks (check 3 links), who left us on 3/13. I've had the humbling pleasure of sharing the bill with Mr. Sparks a few times. As I sit and listen to some of his earlier cuts, I'm pairing a wine I've been enjoying lately, Saldo 2008 (Orin Swift) (a full bodied, smokey/cherry Zin), with Melvin's legendary and influential funk/jazz, fluid & velvety soulful guitar playing. Nice combo.
Raise a glass and Enjoy....
By Ben Heskett
In honor of a weekend to be spent in the Florida sunshine, I'm going to kick off this new CORKZILLA weekly feature by pairing a classic duet from Peter Tosh and Mick Jagger with an appropriately chilled, fruit forward Sauvignon Blanc. Perhaps a Sauvignon Blanc of the "value" variety, such as a Kenwood or Geyser Peak, so you don't feel too bad drinking at temperatures that may not allow it to be fully appreciated (A topic to be addressed in a future post). Coincidentally, I heard this tune at the beach bar I was at on St. Pete Beach. Good times.