Music & Wine
10th Oct 2012
The von Hövel estate in the Mosel has monastic origins, so what better partner for a bottle of its light, ethereal Oberemmeler Hütte Riesling Kabinett than the Hilliard Ensemble performing Parce Mimi Domine with the Norwegian saxophonist, Jan Garbarek. The music floats through your brain like incense as the wine lingers on your tongue.
3rd Oct 2012
I'm a great fan of Ravel's haunting piano music, especially this Pavane. What better wine to drink it with than something quintetssentially French: a tangy, complex, south-western blend of three unusual grapes from the brilliant Plaimont co-operative in Gascony, called Le Passé Authentique?
27th Sep 2012
Devastated by the death of the wonderful Patrick Sandeman this week. It's been a very sad week for everyone in the UK wine trade. As a tribute to Patrick's memory, here's the brilliant Gretchen Peters singing Heaven. Drinking a declassified Châteauneuf du Pape from Domaine Jean Royer (£12.25, Lea & Sandeman) to go with it. RIP, Patrick.
19th Sep 2012
Feeling in a mellow mood today. So what better than the great South African jazz pianist Abdullah Ibrahim playing Ocean and the River with a glass of the heavenly Bellingham Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc from the Western Cape? Let the music wash over you as you sip the wine.