A crisp India Pale Lager with a delicious dose of Mosaic hops.
Triacca Chianti Classico ‘Bello Stento’, Tuscany Italy
Grape: predominately Sangiovese
Tasting notes: cherry, plum, earthy, fresh
Spiritually uplifting without preaching, Andra Day’s soulful, velvety pipes are brassy, alluring and powerful with a seemingly limitless range. Her message of resilience through struggle (aka life) expresses so well the philosophy of winemaker Luca Triacca whose elegant and honest “Bello Stento” literally translates to “beautiful hardship” because nothing worthwhile in life is ever easy. But if we each lend a hand to our brothers and sisters, we can and will all “Rise Up” together.
CedarCreek Dry Riesling, Okanagan BC
Tasting notes: Vibrant with lively, mouth-watering acidity, lime, citrus, tropical.
The Strumbellas have quickly made their mark on the music scene, just as the wines from CedarCreek are wowing wine lovers with their beauty, intensity and character. Vibrant with lively, mouth-watering acidity, the wine dances on your palate which makes it a natural match with the undeniable danceable energy and exuberance of the band. The more you see them the more you want to watch and the more you taste the wine…well, you get the idea. Both will make it impossible to stay in your seats.
De Angelis Pecorino, Marche Italy
Tasting notes: melon, lightly herbal, refreshing minerality, mouth-watering acidity
Fantastic Negrito frontman Xavier Dphrepaulezz and the Pecorino grape could be labelled as the “comeback kids”. Dphrepaulezz’s inspiring, odds-beating story of personal injury to triumph is mirrored in his blues-soul-roots influenced music and lyrics which tackle the daily socio-economic realities of living in the East Bay. The long forgotten, ignored and mistreated Pecorino grape needed a champion to bring it back from obscurity to become the darling of wine lovers worldwide. Dphrepaulezz’s voice is inspiring, impassioned and compelling as is the wine’s nervy acidity and refreshing minerality.
Finca Lara Crianza, Toro Spain
Tasting notes: cherries, blackberries, earth, tobacco, liquorice and cloves
The music of The Mariachi Ghost defies labelling. Their driving multi-rhythmed, soaring melodies, brooding synths and haunting, dramatic soundscapes transcend the lines of any genre, creating their own expressive, worldly, outside-of-any-box, style with a passionate flair that combines traditional Mexican song and progressive rock. Similarly, the wine draws its inspiration from tradition and the region’s oldest vines, but its style and flavours of cherries, blackberries, earth, tobacco, liquorice and cloves are anything but common place. All eschew conforming to traditionally accepted norms to create wines and music beyond what others could even imagine. Both are self-proclaimed justice-seeking avengers ordained to punish those that fill our airwaves and shelves with mediocrity. Join their exotic crusade of epic proportions.
Capezzana Monna Nera, Tuscany Italy
Grape: Sangiovese (50%), Merlot (20%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%), Canaiolo (10%)
Handcrafted, thoughtful, emotional and completely unforgettable is the only way to describe Chan Marshall’s (aka Cat Power) soulful, quietly intelligent, introspective and intense, yet soft spoken voice. Marshall is comfortable being in complete control to ensure her songs are a reflection of her true self. Capezzana Monna Nera is named after the woman who resurrected the Tuscan estate in the 1400s enabling it to continue producing wines reflective of its region for over 1200 years. The wine is compelling, approachable and elegant with morello cherry, plum, earth and savoury spice. It’s astounding how both Marshall and the winery can produce such emotion-evoking quality, yet make it seem so easy.
Caliboro Erasmo Barbera-Garnacha-Carignan, Maule Valley Chile
Grapes: Barbera, Garnacha (Grenache), Carignan
Tasting notes: intense, juicy and fresh with wild berries, soft ripe tannins and a persistent finish.
Listening to Outlaw conjures images of a smoke filled roadhouse permeating with the ghosts of troubadours past and present. His unique “SoCal country” sound with engaging lyrics and captivating melodies definitely calls for something unfiltered from a winemaker that doesn’t play by the rules. Caliboro owner Francesco Marone Cinzano is rewriting the rules in Chile…dry farming, importing vines in quantities so large the Chilean government limited subsequent imports, and creating a wine so good that others are inspired to strive for greater heights. The wine is intense, juicy and fresh with wild berries, soft ripe tannins and a persistent finish. These two outlaws should go riding together on the plains of Chile (or the hills of Southern California).
Bartier Brothers Semillon, Okanagan BC
Tasting notes: citrus, apricot, fig, bright, crisp, refreshing and minerally
The instinctive familiarity, comfort, intensity, passion and chemistry behind familial collaborations can either blossom into something wonderful and synergistically productive or crash and burn in a fiery grave. Fortunately both these husband-wife and brother-brother teams are examples of the former. Once you hear them together, it’s hard to imagine Melissa and Luke playing apart despite their ridiculously amazing individual musical talents. Their country-jazzy-rootsy turned alternative-southwestern-rock-blues sound with engaging lyrics and groovy harmonies and the wines of the Bartier Brothers have the ability to appeal to the indie-crowd with their unique offerings while drawing in the mainstream because they’re just that undeniably good. The Semillon is bright, crisp and refreshing with an engaging tension of minerality, fruit, and structure…the perfect balance between bold and elegant.
Altos las Hormigas Bonarda, Mendoza Argenti
Tasting notes: lively, exuberant flavours of raspberry, red currant and cherry, spice, juicy tannins, earthy minerality and lively acidity on the lifted finish.
If you haven’t heard Lord Huron, then you need to grab yourself a glass of Bonarda and get ready for the expansive, swirling wall of sound and picturesque lyrics of this Michigan based electric, indie folk band. Similarly, one taste and the Bonarda, hailing from the expansive, mountainous ‘scapes of Argentina, will impress with its lively, exuberant flavours of raspberry, red currant and cherry, spice, juicy tannins, earthy minerality and lively acidity on the lifted finish. So pleasurable, there’s no denying the allure of both the band and the wine.
Marotti Campi Verdicchio ‘Albiano’, Marche Italy
What you see is what you get. Straightforward, hardworking and honest with a rebellious attitude, Adia Victoria and Lorenzo Marotti Campi should go on the road together. Progressive and driven, you won’t find Adia or Lorenzo compromising to appeal to the masses, instead blowing everyone’s expectations of what normal actual is. Victoria’s music encompasses rock, afro punk, country and blues while the Albiano is modernly traditional showing freshness, liveliness and a hint of bitter almond on the finish. They both rock the house with their lack of pretence.
Artesana Tannat, Urugua
Tasting notes: rich, black fruit, cedar, spice, juicy and bold
Dark yet introspective and uplifting in an underground sort of way, the band’s folk-soul-alt-anthemic sounds are energetic and bold and, like the wine (with its grippy tannins, racy blackberry and dark cherry flavours and edgy, big and juicy finish), quickly draw you in with their alluring, powerful and soulful lyrics, beats and engaging personalities, albeit with an edge. And it’s that edge that gives both the band and the wine their character, compelling us to keep listening and keep drinking, appreciating the lack of conformity to create something unique, distinct and inspiring.
50th Parallel Estate Rosé, Okanagan BC
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Tasting notes: fresh strawberries, raspberries, cherry and a touch of savoury herb flavours, crisp with a long refreshing finish
Interesting: the vineyard site at 50th Parallel is the northern most site in the Okanagan that you can grow red grapes. Winemaker Grant Stanley is a dual citizen of Canada and New Zealand. If he wasn’t making wine, he would be a professional tennis player.
Don’t let anyone tell you that rosé isn’t a serious wine and don’t let Kathleen Edwards’s self-imposed hiatus lead you to believe that she isn’t serious about her music. Energetic, introspective, understated, heartfelt and finessed describe both the music and the wine. Great depth of flavour with bright cherry and strawberry flavours, savoury and fresh with the structure of a red, but without the grippy tannins, excellent balance and bright on the finish. A killer match with Edwards’s quiet strength.
Quinta do Penedo, Dao Portugal
Grapes: Touriga Nacional and Alfrocheiro
Tasting notes: elegant and full-flavours of red plum, mineral, currant and raspberry accented by spice and liquorice with plenty of freshness
Quietly expressive and reflective best describe the stripped down, art-folk sounds and engaging lyrics of Jose Gonzales. Entrancing and somewhat lonely, Gonzalez’s meditations on life have a certain calming influence due to the beautiful music and lyrics through which they are conveyed. Similarly the back to basics style of the Quinta do Penedo is highlighted by its distinctively elegant and full-flavours of red plum, mineral, currant and raspberry accented by spice and liquorice with plenty of freshness to back it up. Some of the most interesting and best value wines in the world are coming from the Dao. With both Gonzalez and the wine, there’s no fancy packaging or glitz and glamour, just honesty and straightforward truths.
Emiliana Sparkling Brut, Casablanca Valley Chile
Colour: white sparkling
Grapes: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Tasting notes: elegant bubbles, aromas of papaya, pineapple, and cherries with notes of toasted bread, fresh, well balanced, and persistent.
Compelling, expressive, powerful, toe-tapping, head-nodding, edgy, vulnerable, resilient and intriguingly sexy best describe the rockabilly-country-blues sounds and engaging lyrics of Margo Price. The Emiliana Sparkling Brut is fresh, natural, persistent and engaging. Both Price and bubbles are right for any time of the day or night. Nothing fancy, just pull-no-punches, what-you-see-is-what-you-get with no apologies for telling it like it is, which gives both Price and the wine their character, compelling us to push through the hard times and recognize that we’re not alone. Make a toast to appreciating something real.
Finca Decero Syrah ‘Remolinos Vineyard’, Mendoza Argentina
Grapes: Syrah (aka Shiraz)
Tasting notes: aromas and flavours of blackberry, plum and cherry, alluringly spicy with smooth, elegant tannins and a long-lasting finish
The energetic groove-oriented melodic rock sounds of Sam Roberts Band accented with synth, psych and funk will compel you to get up and move. The ridiculously good quality of this Argentine Syrah also compels you to get up and kick it. Shows engaging aromas and flavours of blackberry, plum and cherry, alluringly spicy with smooth, elegant tannins and a long-lasting finish, this down to earth gem delivers beyond your expectations. Both Roberts and the wine exude energy, freshness and fun while combining a lot of tradition with an invigorating modern flair and a complete lack of pretence. The message of their quality extends far beyond the vast borders of their respective homes.
Tenuta Sant’Anna Bianco di Lison, Veneto Italy
Fresh blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Tai showing hints of ripe melons and tropical fruit and a soft, lifted finish with hints of almonds.
Navarro Lopez Rojo Tempranillo, Valdepenas Spain
Cherry, plum, earth, vanilla, with soft tannins and a lifted finish
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