Tim Atkin | Master of Wine

Music & Wine

5th Sep 2012

Viñalba Reserva Cabernet/Malbec/Petit Verdot with Mercedes Sosa

Mercedes Sosa had one of the great voices. Here she is singing Violetta Parra's Gracias a la Vida, a song to gladden the heart at the end of summer. I'm listening to this drinking a glass of 2010 Viñalba Reserva Cabernet/Malbec/Petit Verdot from Majestic. 

29th Aug 2012

Paco de Lucía's Entre Dos Aguas with Sainsbury's 12-year-old Amontillado

I'm still on holiday in Spain. Even though it's Catalonia rather than Andalucía, I couldn't resist the match between the 12-year-old Taste the Difference Amontillado (£7.99 per 50cl, Sainsbury's) and the wonderful Paco de Lucía playing Entre Dos Aguas. 

20th Aug 2012

Alejandro Sanz's Corazón Partio with Palacio de Fefiñanes Albariño

I'm on holiday in Spain this week, so what better wine and music match than my favourite Albariño, the 2011 Palacio de Fefiñanes (£15.19, Waitrose), with Alejandro Sanz singing Corazon Partio? You need the sun to be shining outside for this match to sing. 

12th Aug 2012

I'm Not Down by The Clash with Three Choirs Regalia

If you're missing The Olympics as much as I am, this is the week to drink a bottle of English wine. The 2011 Three Choirs Regalia (£6 on a £1.30 off deal at Asda) is quintessentailly English. What better way to cheer yourself up than with The Clash singing I'm Not Down?