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Snooth User: Stephen Harvey

Wine and Music

Posted by Stephen Harvey, Sep 6, 2010.

I had one of those rare nights a week or so ago, where I was left at home on my own.  My wife was at our beach house with our daughter, middle son at a mates place on the river Murray and oldest son in Rio for Carnivale [what you do when you are 23 and at Uni/College!!!!!]

So I decided that I would cook myself a nice big T-Bone Steak with Lots of vegetables and mushrooms, open one of my favourite reds and listed to one of my favourite CD's

Penfolds RWT Barossa Shiraz 1998 and Led Zeppelin [One of their compilation albums remastered by Jimmy Page]

RWTand Led Zep loud - now that is a great mix

Any other great music/wine combos?


Reply by dmcker, Sep 6, 2010.

So how many times did you listen to Stairway to Heaven? There's a live cover band in Tokyo that I still stop in and listen to on occasion. Occasionally members of the audience get up on stage with them.

Recommend to your son Bahia next time. Nice comparison with Rio.....

Lots of ethereal combinations to be discovered. From that era I've had plenty with Hendrix and Clapton, too. What other kinds of music do you like?

Bacchus and his followers have always loved the pipes or any other instrument around. Last Friday night was a large one out, and during a big chunk of it I was even enjoying some House music in the right ambience, believe it or not....


Reply by dmcker, Sep 6, 2010.

Oh yeah, the Friday of the weekend before I started a night at my place before going out, with Bellinis (cava) and Jefferson Airplane, followed by some time out, then we returned and had some La Grande Dame and Jethro Tull, though that was the extent of that era's music. Sequed into some Indian and Moroccan music as the night progressed and it was more appropriate to chill....

Last night was some good pinot with Mozart then a jump to Rachmaninoff. The previous Sunday was Bordeaux and Bach's Brandenburg Concertos....

Reply by dmcker, Sep 6, 2010.

Tonight I was in a lighter mood, so after a long but successful day at work, followed by a bit of a workout, I started with some fino and a salad, then ended up switching to Guinness because I had a long-cooked spicy Mediterranean chicken stew with loads of garlic, fresh and bottled peppers and olives, next to a couscous with pistachios and fresh fig and turmeric. The music was Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain, which I listened to twice as I finished with some chocolate icecream doused in Creme de Cassis.

Just a weekday night.....

Reply by Lucha Vino, Sep 6, 2010.

Following my Spanish wine theme - how about something from Spain paired with Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain?  So much of my music has been beer fueled hard rock & punk mayhem that I have a hard time with the wine/music pairing.  Although, I can imagine cranking up Electric Ladyland and popping a nice full bodied Bordeaux Blend from Washington (of course, since Jimi is from my home town of Seattle!).

Reply by zinfandel1, Sep 7, 2010.

You guys had me worried for a few minutes by matching some great wines with musically challenged groups,  but it was satisfying to see that you settled in to the good stuff (Miles Davis, Hendrix, Bach, Mozart, and Rachmaninoff).

Reply by Stephen Harvey, Sep 7, 2010.

My wifes best friend organises a lot of Blues music events in Adelaide and I find that some really good New Orleans style laid back Blues music goes really well with a not too complicated GSM

A really good experience was drinking a 96 Mouton listening to the the full William Tell Overture followed by one of Beethovens really loud symphony's

Queen goes well with Vintage Champagne - Bohemian Rhapsody and 99 PJ Belle Epoque

Jimmy Hendrix and maybe not wine, my best mate reckons he has a better option......



Reply by dmcker, Sep 7, 2010.

Was listening to some recorded-live New Orleans Blues tonight at a bar called Bourbon Street. Started with a Barossa shiraz but later sequed into some Bookers bourbon.

So was it Beethoven's 9th? That's pretty loud. ;-)

And trust me. *All* the options have been explored with Hendrix.......... Are you experienced???

Reply by Stephen Harvey, Sep 7, 2010.

Which Barossa Shiraz

Yes it was 9th I think

Not really my sinuses struggle with any "experience"

Can get some of these at moment

ARAUJO Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1997 - 375 +15%

CAYMUS VINEYARDS Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1997  - 330 + 15%

GROTH Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley 1997  - 285 + 15%

HEITZ Marthas Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1997  - 275 + 15%

Lining up wines for next wine dinner on 19th November

So far have centred around

2002 Louis Roederer Cristal

2002 Armand Rousseau Clos St Jaques

1982 Leoville Las Cases

2000 Palmer

Looking for either  US cab/merlot to go with Palmer or Cab to go with Las Cases

What are your thoughts

Reply by amour, Sep 7, 2010.

SHIRLEY BASSEY...Diamonds are Forever and CRISTAL.... all the way!  That was my choice on the weekend....canapes of caviar and norweigan salmon layered with creme fresh...boring?...not at all...!

(No Rap for me!)

A  few weeks ago, rare Setubal Muscatel and some BARRY WHITE!....was to die for!

How I would have enjoyed that Led Zeplin private tete a tete!!!!

And the Penfolds!

Reply by jamessulis, Sep 7, 2010.

Sip some Layer Cake Malbec with Dave Brubeck.  He continues to play and his best is a rendition of the extended version of Blue Rondo ala Turk recorded live at the Monteray Jazz Festival either in 2006 or 2009.

Lefty - The Great Pacific Northwest

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