Articles & Podcasts

Wildness: Syrah Meets Mingus

September 18th, 2021

Celebrate the natural wildness of the fascinating Northern Rhone appellation of Cornas and the intense freedom of Charles Mingus’ masterpiece “Pithecanthropus Erectus,” and discover how greatness is often about framing the untamed.

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Restraint: Chianti Classico Meets Sonny Rollins

August 18, 2021

Discover how patience and diligence contribute to the greatness of Chianti Classico and Sonny Rollins’ post sabbatical work from “The Bridge.”

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Evolution: Chenin Blanc Meets Mary Lou Williams

July 19, 2021

Explore the monastic origins of winemaking in the Loire valley alongside Mary Lou Williams’ later liturgical work, through her groovy “Gloria” and Domaine du Closel’s energetic chenin.

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Spontaneity: Zinfandel meets The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra

June 15, 2021

Rambunctiousness and improvisation guide a journey through The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orhestra’s first performance at the Village Vanguard, and AmByth Estate’s spontaneously fermented, wild Zinfandel from California.

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Ease: Chardonnay Meets The Modern Jazz Quartet

May 13, 2021

Enjoy the easy pleasure of The Modern Jazz Quartet’s “Summertime”, discover the importance of the concert halls and glassware, oak and European influence in jazz and Santa Barbara chardonnay.

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Structure: Bordeaux Meets Duke Ellington

April 15, 2021

Explore the sense of place that links a bottle of Pessac-Leognan with Duke’s ‘Far East Suite’ through mastery of subtlety and structure.

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