Thursday, July 31, 2008

Music & wine before rock & rascals

I could probably have used a stiff drink to prepare myself for three days of Lollapalooza with kids, but instead I stopped by the Blackstone Hotel in the South Loop for a Blackstone Winery wine tasting that paired music with vino. It sounds silly, but different kinds of music really did effect the taste of different varietals. Merlot and Iron & Wine--good. Pinot Grigio and Radiohead--bad. The theory goes that "happy" (lighter, fresher, whiter) wines go best with "happy" music and darker music brings out the dark fruit and tannins in rich reds.