Music & Wine
12th Oct 2013
Kind of Blue was the first jazz album I ever bought and I still love it. This is one of my favourite tracks on the album, with a piano-driven rhythm that makes me want to tap my feet and reach for a glass of something delicious. How about a bottle of 2010 Domaine Vadoisey Pommard (£26.95, Roberson Wine), a fine, great value red Burgundy that shows the lightness of touch of a Volnay rather than the surly power of a Pommard?
25th Jul 2013
I like to think that John Martyn, one of my favourite singer song writers, would have enjoyed a glass of burly, growling 2012 Old Vines Grenache Noir (£8.99, Marks & Spencer), even if spirits were more his thing. Here he is singing one of my all-time favourite songs. May you never lose your temper...
5th Jun 2013
Pink Martini and a summer rosé is my kind of match. I love the sultry tones of China Forbes' voice (I'm secretly in love with her, like most male Pink Martini fans) and this is a great value Spanish rosado from Tesco to sip while you listen: strawberry, rosehip and cherry flavours and tangy acidity. A bargain at £4.59.
14th May 2013
I'm not sure why Cherry Ghost aren't better known. I love the energy of Thirst for Romance and the line about demons dancing across factory floors. To stay with the demonic theme, how about a glass of Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile (£5.99 at Tesco), still one of the best value reds from South America?