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Post by jdaw1 » 18:50 Tue 06 Oct 2015

Wine Folly is a sometimes entertaining wine blog by Madeline Puckette. She seems to have partnered with a wine delivery company for an online tasting: presumably attendees share comments about this and that. So
Wine Awesomeness wrote:We've teamed up with Wine Folly to celebrate the launch of their book, Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine. This box includes 3 awesome wines, tasting notes, music suggestions, perfect pairings, and wine wisdom from Wine Folly.
Whoa! Wine now comes with “music suggestions”. Hoity-toity-tastic!

Pray, kind readers of :tpf:, what would be your “music suggestions” to go with:
• Fonseca 1970?
• Graham Malvedos 1986?
• Sandeman Vau 2003?
• Ramos Pinto 20Y tawny?

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Post by DRT » 19:01 Tue 06 Oct 2015

jdaw1 wrote: Pray, kind readers of :tpf:, what would be your “music suggestions” to go with:
• Fonseca 1970? - Rule Britannia
• Graham Malvedos 1986? - The theme from Miami Vice
• Sandeman Vau 2003? - Fat Bottomed Girls
• Ramos Pinto 20Y tawny? - Last of the Summer Wine
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Post by LGTrotter » 19:14 Tue 06 Oct 2015

Roger Scruton's 'I drink therefore I am' contains various suggestions of wine to accompany music. I forget what they were.

Fonseca 1970; Tina Turner, 'Proud Mary'. (Karaoke obvs).
Sandeman Vau 2003; anything by Justin Bieber.

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Post by flash_uk » 20:15 Tue 06 Oct 2015

F70 - Shine on you crazy diamond
GM86 - Sympathy for the devil

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Post by jdaw1 » 20:40 Tue 06 Oct 2015

F70: Verdi’s Requiem.
GM86: Bach, Cello Suites.
SV03: Jerry Springer The Opera.
RP20Y: Purcell, Music for a While.

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Post by DRT » 22:10 Tue 06 Oct 2015

We now have four attendees, four Ports, and a suitable list of background music. All we need now is an iPod and an organisation thread :wink:
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Post by djewesbury » 06:43 Wed 07 Oct 2015

I should post the full track list for the atonal music that we never got to listen to in New York.
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Post by PhilW » 07:44 Wed 07 Oct 2015

jdaw1 wrote: Pray, kind readers of :tpf:, what would be your “music suggestions” to go with:
• Fonseca 1970? - Thunderstruck
• Graham Malvedos 1986? - Hells bells
• Sandeman Vau 2003? - Whole lotta Rosie
• Ramos Pinto 20Y tawny? - You shook me all night long

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Post by AHB » 18:05 Thu 08 Oct 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Pray, kind readers of :tpf:, what would be your “music suggestions” to go with:
• Fonseca 1970? - Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss
• Graham Malvedos 1986? - With Cat-Like Tread from The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan
• Sandeman Vau 2003? - Mercury from the Planets, by Gustav Holst
• Ramos Pinto 20Y tawny? - Moon River by Henry Mancini
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What a great question.
I also want to suggest a music theme for a 1966 vs 1970 double horizontal - to be drunk to the sound of Duelling Banjos
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Post by griff » 21:34 Sat 10 Oct 2015

Fonseca 1970? - Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss is a good option. An alternative might be Fanfare for the common man by Copeland.
Graham Malvedos 1986? - I have not had the pleasure I believe so cannot comment.
Sandeman Vau 2003? - Quite young and brash at present. Mussorgsky - Night On Bald Mountain.
Ramos Pinto 20Y tawny? - Tawny would be a lighter, longer, contemplative piece of music. Baroque and J.S. Bach would work. The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 perhaps.


My question inspired by my thought of the 2003 Vau is does the size of bottle affect one's choice of music?

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Post by mosesbotbol » 13:49 Tue 13 Oct 2015

Rolling Stones go with it all. Just match the vintage to the closet Stones album.
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Post by jdaw1 » 14:17 Tue 13 Oct 2015

To advance the conversation, be encouraged to give reasoned disagreement with a previous suggestion.
griff wrote:Sandeman Vau 2003? - Quite young and brash at present. Mussorgsky - Night On Bald Mountain.
Is the music more dangerously brooding than the youthful brash charming Port?

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Post by AHB » 16:39 Tue 13 Oct 2015

griff wrote:Fonseca 1970? - Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss is a good option. An alternative might be Fanfare for the common man by Copeland
Good call. I can quite picture myself sitting in a leather armchair with a glass and decanter of Fonseca 1970 with Fanfare for the Common Man playing as I take my first sip.
Griff wrote:Ramos Pinto 20Y tawny? - Tawny would be a lighter, longer, contemplative piece of music. Baroque and J.S. Bach would work. The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 perhaps.
I felt something smoother and more languid would be needed for the RP20. I did consider Baroque (although I was thinking Music for the Royal Fireworks) but it was too lively and not mellifluous enough. I ended up choosing between Moon River and Summertime from Porgy & Bess (the Billie Holiday version, of course, although I do like the version which Ella Fitzgerald sang). Moon River won out when I decided that Summertime needed a chilled Sandeman 20yo.
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Post by uncle tom » 21:50 Tue 13 Oct 2015

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Post by griff » 21:59 Tue 13 Oct 2015

jdaw1 wrote:To advance the conversation, be encouraged to give reasoned disagreement with a previous suggestion.
griff wrote:Sandeman Vau 2003? - Quite young and brash at present. Mussorgsky - Night On Bald Mountain.
Is the music more dangerously brooding than the youthful brash charming Port?
I think my (impressionable) perception of Vau 2003 only being imbibed from an imperial may have influenced my choice. Hence my question on bottle size :)

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Post by griff » 22:06 Tue 13 Oct 2015

AHB wrote:I felt something smoother and more languid would be needed for the RP20. I did consider Baroque (although I was thinking Music for the Royal Fireworks) but it was too lively and not mellifluous enough. I ended up choosing between Moon River and Summertime from Porgy & Bess (the Billie Holiday version, of course, although I do like the version which Ella Fitzgerald sang). Moon River won out when I decided that Summertime needed a chilled Sandeman 20yo.
Händel is a good shout. How about the Largo from Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op.3/2, HWV 313?

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Post by AHB » 22:18 Tue 13 Oct 2015

Well I absolutely loved watching these, but found myself wondering which ports from each of those vintages would match the music. Roobarb and Custard for a 1975? Which port from that vintage would have enough life and bounce to live up to the soundtrack?
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Post by uncle tom » 22:20 Tue 13 Oct 2015

Roobarb and Custard for a 1975?
As the vintage was a bit shaky, a famously shaky bit of animation from the same era seemed appropriate..
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Post by PhilW » 09:42 Wed 14 Oct 2015

A great thread. I particularly liked Alex's suggestions - "With cat-like tread" made me laugh, and I envisaged a "rogue" glass of GM86 at a tasting creeping unseen onto another glass place to try and get drunk, and being chased back to it's own; Maybe later we might hear Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings, as the poor unwanted GM86 starts to believe it will never be drunk and slinks off to a corner, finally perhaps Mozart's Marriage of Figaro as the glass is coaxed back to the table to be drunk and enjoyed, and fulfils its destiny.

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