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pairs with Proto-rock (Soul Era)
pairs with Classic Rock
Alternative Rock & Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is known as the “heartbreak grape” after all, so it naturally fits into the whole Indie/Alternative/Emo scene. Thin-skinned and temperamental, the grape can’t hold its emotions back in the glass, with great examples providing a balance of lively fruit and savoury, earthy breakdown. Indeed, this seems a fitting metaphor for both life and music. Yet when Pinot Noir truly sings, it can really tug at both taste buds and heartstrings. So, open a bottle and pour a glass—and crank out the tunes.
SAN FELICE CHIANTI CLASSICO Italy $23.99 484469 San Felice keeps it classic with this Chianti Classico, a blend of local Pugnitello grapes full of cherry fruit, enticing acidity and complementary oak influence. Sangiovese, Colorino and
TORBRECK OLD VINES BAROSSA VALLEY GRENACHE SHIRAZ MOURVÈDRE Australia $28.99 806588 Why settle for one grape when Torbreck GSM (Grenache-Syrah- Mourvèdre) brings it all in a triumvirate of polished ripe fruit (Grenache), soulful earthy notes (Mourvèdre) and a peppery kick (Syrah).
pairs with Stadium (Arena) Rock KAIKEN SELECCIÓN ESPECIAL MALBEC Argentina $15.99 578690 Dark fruit gets complemented by tobacco leaf and spice in this bright garnet beauty that starts plush before herbs, vanilla and toasty oak come to the fore.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Reds Mixtape 1 “Rock the Joint” by Jimmy Preston and Torbreck GSM 2 “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin and
pairs with Punk Rock
M. CHAPOUTIER LES MEYSONNIERS CROZES- HERMITAGE France $29.99 131078 Bold and bawdy yet refined and elegant, this Northern Rhône Syrah dances to its own beat with its savoury, fruit-flecked silky and balanced stance.
San Felice Chianti Classico
3 “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey and Kaiken Selección Especial 4 “Blitzkrieg Bop” by Ramones and Chapoutier Les Meysonniers 5 “Enter Sandman” by Metallica and 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel 6 “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana and Tantalus Pinot Noir
pairs with Alternative Rock
pairs with Heavy Metal
7 DEADLY ZINS LODI OLD VINE ZINFANDEL USA $25.49 337402 How much is too much? Full-bodied and unashamedly jammy, this old vine Zinfandel brings the noise and then some—fruit, spice and everything nice in a rich red.
TANTALUS PINOT NOIR BC VQA $39.99 200881 Electric vibes shine through in this garnet-coloured beauty. Red fruit meets bramble, floral notes and herbs in this punchy yet well-tailored Pinot Noir.
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