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February 20, 2017

A Classical Tasting

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 11:14 am

classical_pairings_smallAuthor: Dirk Chan

Do you ever wonder if classical music changes our perception of wine? Hogwash you say, but try asking Okanagan winemaker George Hanson of Seven Stones Winery, who plays classical music in surround sound speakers while his wines are fermenting. Or that of Italian winemaker Giancarlo Cignozzi of Il Paradiso di Frassina in Montalcino, who serenades his Sangiovese grapes with the music of Mozart…I find I have classics on all the time when I entertain, so perhaps it is all subliminal?

We’re going to do something we haven’t done for many years, we’re calling this event “Classic”al Pairings – we’ll be tasting seven wines which we think match up with seven classical compositions authored by seven different classical music composers. What are the connections and tie-in’s between what you’re drinking, what you’re hearing and the composer? Well, you’ll have to attend to find out, but it will be a smorgasbord for your senses – it’s an evening out for your nose, mouth, brain and ears…Only 34 spots available for this sit-down event.

While we sample the wines, we’ll listen to short five minute pieces from the following composers: Beethoven, Mozart, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Faure and Bartok.. A must for all wine enthusiasts and classical music lovers out there!

More information and to register for the tasting, click here….

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