This post was sponsored by Cambria Winery as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Now I admit, I don’t drink wine very often. But, when I do, it’s part of my self-care routine. Many think of pairing a particular food with wine (and we’ll get to that later). But what about music and wine?
Yes, that’s right- pairing wine and music. Music is such a big factor in my life… at any given moment during the day, I’m listening to music of some kind. Whether it’s random background music or motivational music. Sometimes, I admit, I also need more soothing music.
Music, for me, has such a big impact on my mood.
Same with food.
The matching of food and wine have been around for long period of time and at one time there was may rule to proper wine food pairing but these days with all the various types of foods those rule don’t all really apply.
The old rules of wine food matching is primarily red wine with red meat and white wine with fish and poultry however they don’t take into consideration the complexity of today’s multi-ethnic and subtly flavored foods and the corresponding wide range of wines from around the world that are now conveniently available to almost everyone and the wine and food together will each heighten the enjoyment of the other.
These days you’re more likely to hear food and wine pairing suggestions than hard and fast rules.
There’s considerable room for experimentation and expression of your own personality in pairing food and wine. This experimentation can be lots of fun and usually you can tell when things personally work for you and when they don’t. The biggest thing to remember as you do this experimentation of wine and food is to start off with small amounts of food and wine after all you don’t want to over do it when trying something new.
Also remember that rules were made to be broken. Going contrary to the old rules to achieve a particular effect, or even just because you have found the results pleasing, can sometimes be the mark of a true artist.
So how does this apply to wine and music?
These musical pairings are a brand new approach to experiencing, learning, and talking about wine. Whether enjoyed alone or with a friend, exploration and conversation is encouraged.
The pairing of a Cambria’s Benchbreak Pinot Noir with a waltz, for example, makes sense to me. And while I may not associate a banjo with a waltz right away, this really made it work!
While Cambria’s Benchbreak Chardonnay could also be paired with just about any musical selection. I particularly enjoyed the bright and lovely tones followed by the accordion.
You can find Cambria near you, with this Camrbia Wines store locator.
Both Cambria’s Benchbreak Chardonnay and Cambria’s Benchbreak Pinot Noir are estate grown and bottled, high quality, immensely flavorful wines that are expressive of California’s Santa Maria Valley. The musical pairings, featured in the video above, only enhance the wine drinking experience- and provide for a unique twist on a self-care idea for moms.
Which of these wines would you drink? How do you think the music would enhance your experience?